looking for ID help - wild "sunflower"?

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    robrocke

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    I'm looking for help identifying this sunflower-looking plant that's currently blooming in my yard.
    The plants are ~4-5 feet tall.
    I live on the Connecticut shoreline.
    Is it native?
    (Any chance it's ox-eye "false" sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides?)
    Thanks!
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    robrocke, Jul 14, 2017
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Yes, but it isn't the true wild specie. Looks like some kind of hybrid with all those extra petals.

    Here's how the true specie looks.
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