Facts About Sunflowers

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10 Facts About Sunflowers

1. The sunflower plant is native to the Americas.

2. It is named after its huge, fiery blooms, whose shape and image are often used to depict the sun. 3.They have rough hairy stems.

4.The heads consist of many individual flowers which mature into seeds,

5.Leaves of the sunflower can be used as cattle feed.

6.Sunflowers can be red, yellow or orange.

7.The flower petals within the sunflower's cluster are usually in a spiral pattern.

8. Sunflowers commonly grow to heights between 1.5 and 3.5 (5-12 ft).

9.The sunflower was domesticated in what is now southeastern U.S (5000 years ago).

10.Sunflower oil, extracted from the seeds, is used for cooking, as a carrier oil and to produce margarine and biodiesel.

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