Posted on 03 July 2012
Sunflowers are very beautiful flowers and are used for decoration.
There are more than sixty different kinds of sunflowers growing in the United States, Europe, Japan and Russia. Sunflowers originally came from the United States.
The sunflower resembles one huge flower, but did you know a single sunflower head hosts hundreds of tiny flowers called florets?
The plant is a rather thick, green stem sticking up out of the ground around 10 feet (3 meters) tall with a few leaves growing from it. On top of this tall stem is what seems to be a single enormous flower with yellow petals and a brown centre.
But this flower is actually known as the head of the sunflower, and is not a flower at all, but rather a bunch of them.
The yellow petals are actually protective leaves that cover the centre of the head while it is growing. The brown centre of the sunflower is composed of a mass of hundreds of flowers, all growing individually, and from where each sunflower seed will originate.
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