Sunflowers

The first bloom on my Sunflower plants; in my garden.

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Sunflower Facts:

The Sunflower is a large inflores – which means it is a head made up of tiny flowers called florets.

There are 70 species of Sunflowers.  The Sunflower heads can contain as many as 1,000 to 2,000 seeds.

There are 2 types of Sunflower seeds – Black which is used for oil and Striped which is used for snack foods.  Both the black and striped are used in bird feed.

Mature Sunflower heads usually point in a fixed easterly direction.  They generally rotate very little.

The Sunflower is a Native American Indian plant – first used by American Indians.  They used Sunflowers for: food, oil, medicinal ointments, dyes, and body paints.

Kansas is called “The Sunflower State” and the Sunflower is their state flower.

Sunflowers are grown on toxic, contaminate soil – to cleanse the soil of: lead, arsenic, or uranium.

And of course we all know Sunflowers are beautiful and resemble the Sun.

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32 thoughts on “Sunflowers

  1. Wow! Your first sunflower is so pretty! 😍 I planted three this year but they haven’t opened yet. 🌻

    Very interesting facts! I didn’t realize there were so many varieties of sunflowers, and so many uses. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    For some reason, my sunflower heads are pointing west. Maybe that will change, or maybe I planted three rebels. 😂

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