NORTH DAKOTA

SUNFLOWER INDUSTRY

43%
OF NATION'S SUNFLOWERS PRODUCED IN ND
739,400
POUNDS OF SUNFLOWERS PRODUCED BY ND IN 2018
DID YOU KNOW?

THE WILD SUNFLOWER IS NATIVE TO NORTH AMERICA BUT COMMERCIALIZATION TOOK PLACE IN RUSSIA!

TERMINOLOGY

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS

Scientific name for sunflowers

DO SUNFLOWERS REALLY FOLLOW THE SUN?

When the plant is in the bud stage, it tends to track the movement of the sun across the horizon. Once the flower opens into the radiance of yellow petals, it faces east. No one knows why.

LEARN MORE

  1. SUNFLOWERS CAN GROW 8 TO 12 FEET IN JUST 6 MONTHS
  2. EACH SUNFLOWER CAN CONTAIN AS MANY AS 2,000 SEEDS
  3. THERE ARE MORE THAN 60 VARIETIES OF SUNFLOWERS IN THE UNITED STATES
  4. SUNFLOWER OIL IS ABLE TO SOFTEN LEATHER, CONDITION HAIR, TREAT WOUNDS, AND ALSO USED AS COOKING OIL, ANIMAL FEED, BIO-DIESEL, & MORE!