Ah, sunflower! weary of time
    Who contest the steps of the sun
    Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveler's journey is done.
- William Blake, Songs of Experience

What is a Sunflower?

sun.flow.er \-. flau.(-*)r\ n : any of a genus of composite plants with large yellow-rayed flower heads bearing seeds that serve as stock food and yield an edible oil.



How Do You Say Sunflower?

  • In France: Tournesol
  • In Spain and Italy: Girasol
  • In Germany: Sonnenblume

A cool Sunflower

Neat Sunflower Facts

Did you know that there are 67 species of sunflowers, growing in the USA, Europe, Japan, and Russia?

The sunflower is not one flower, but a cluster of more then 2000 tiny flowers growing together!

A sunflower's head can grow to be as big as 2 feet across and the plant itself can be as tall as 18 feet.

The sunflower is most at home in Kansas, "The Sunflower State"!


Sunflower
While the vibrant, strong sunflower is a recognized worldwide for its beauty, it is also an important source of food. Sunflower oil is a valued and healthy vegetable oil and sunflower seeds are enjoyed as a healthy, tasty snack and nutritious ingredient to many foods.

Sunflower is an important agricultural crop choice for US producers in the northern plains of the Dakotas to the panhandle of Texas. Browse this complete site on US sunflower production to learn about the sturdy sunflower and the healthy products it provides.





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