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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33 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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  3. Ah Peggy – this is a lovely post and I am going to share it with my partner Andy as he will be interested to read this. My post today is about sunflowers in case you have time to look? Sunny greetings, Sam 🙂

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