Cup Plant, which can reach the height of 6 feet, looks from a distance like a sunflower.
The flower heads are 2 – 3 inches wide.
It is found in thickets and on the banks of streams.
Cup Plant is a native species but is considered by some to be an invasive plant.
The opposite leaves meet at the stalk with no stems and form a cup.
Thanks to Ken Sproule for assistance in insect identification
Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks. – John Todhunter (1839–1916)