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- n. any plant of the genus Tithonia; tall coarse herbs or shrubs of Mexico to Panama having large flower heads resembling sunflowers with yellow disc florets and golden-yellow to orange-scarlet rays
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The tithonia is a perfect orange on this fine fall day!
I also meant to tell you that the first picture of the tithonia is a stunner.
The tithonia was a real blast from the past – remember my huge 6 foot bushes and wonderful felty leaves.
Joe is also growing the Mexican sunflower, a plant related to the true sunflower but known to gardeners as tithonia.
My friend said the tithonia was difficult to get going.
Co-author Sum Lourenco de Sousa Pontes Junior treats malarial patients with tithonia diversifalia, known in Latin America for its anti-diabetes and anti-inflammation properties.