Interesting Fact about Sunflower

Interesting Fact about Sunflower

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. It’s what

Sunflowers do”. – Helen Keller.

The Sunflower is a large inflorescence; this means the flower head is actually made of tiny flowers called florets. Its natural design attracts every insects and birds. I couldn’t say only it attract even it attracts human being in short I could say that everyone with the sight are attracted by its beauty.

Sunflower is one of the fast growing plants, it requires only 90 to 100 days to maturity. The sunflower is the national flower of Russia. The scientific name of sunflower is HELIANTHUS, Helia for sun and Anthus for flower.

A well known characteristic of sunflower is they move their heads towards the sun and this is known as heliotropism. Also there is only one flower on each stem.

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Usually right from my childhood whenever we use to move for vacation outside the town, I could see too many sunflower gardens along the roads, which attracts everyone. I use to get down and enjoy in that place at least for 5 mins. Since there was poor rain nowadays agriculture and farming was not like as before. This time there was moderate rainfall, so we could see too many sunflower gardens and finally got get down in a sunflower garden. We enjoyed a lot, particularly the kids who happen to see the sunflower in their hands the very first time, was excited. We all together started clicking pictures and few of them are for you friends.

Also I would say that whatever the mood you are and look into the sunflower, their bright yellow big face would make feel happy. Also they provide food for bees, birds and squirrels and many other animals and insects.

The seeds of the sunflower are used to prepare oil; also they are used for cooking in many dishes.


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