Sunflower Summer Gift Box
Posted on 24 July 2012
Did you know that…
The default direction of the sunflower head is to point east towards sunrise (the location of the sun when it rises over the horizon in the morning.)
During the day motor cells in the sunflower stem tilt the flower bud to try to receive a maximum amount of sunlight. By evening, the sunflower head is pointing west, towards sunset (the location of the sun on the horizon just before it is no longer visible.)
This causes the sunflower to basically trace a 180 degree arc, tracking the sun’s position throughout the day, from horizon to horizon, sunrise to sunset.
Overnight, the sunflower will reset to its original eastward positioning and wait for the morning, ready to follow the sun’s path once again.
Once blooming however, sunflowers no longer exhibit heliotropic behaviour, and the stem is generally frozen into an eastward-facing position.
Make summer last forever with a pretty Sunflower Gift Box made using FIMO soft modelling clay.
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Fill your delightful round container with
POSITIVE MESSAGES AND HEARTWARMING QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
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Perfect gift for summer birthdays, Mothers’ Day, Sisters’ Day or just because…
The recipient should read only 1 message a day and each days of the year will be delighted.