Re: Michigan Wild Sunflowers

Asked September 17, 2019, 12:31 PM EDT

Dear Sir, Ms, Several Questions regarding Wild Sunflowers: 1.) Are Wild Sunflowers a protected plant species in Michigan? 2.) Can we transplant Wild Sunflowers from a ditch line, stream bed, etc. to our home flower garden. 3.) Are Wild Sunflowers perennial or annual in growth and bloom? 4.) Are Wild Sunflowers an invasive plant species? 5.) Do Wild Sunflowers inhibit the growth of other plants in a flower bed? Thank Your for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Gary A. Yaansak

Michigan flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials

1 Response

Gary,
There are several plants that are illegal to take. It is important to correctly identify the plant in question. The term "sunflower" could be attributed to many species. Always get permission before taking any plants from property other than your own. Some areas may require permits. Consider purchasing legally propagated plants or seed instead. Some plants considered "sunflowers" can be aggressive. Depending on the species you may see annuals, perennials and biennials. Again, the species will determine if the plant is allelopathic. If you need assistance in identifying the species, send some pictures. Check out the following links:
I hope this is helpful,