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