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