THE SUN SHAPED FLOWER : SUNFLOWER



My dear children, today I am going to tell you about a very beautiful flower which depicts the sun, the sunflower.
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a plant which is a native to Americas. It has a large flowering head(about 30cm wide) which has small flowers called florets and looks very beautiful. It is called Sunflower because it has a shape which depicts the sun. It's stem can grow up to a height of 3 meters.
Sunflower is the state flower of Kansas
and that's why Kansas is often called the Flower state. This flower needs a full sun for growth. They grow very well in wet and fertile soil. These flowers can be red, orange, yellow. The California Royal Sunflower is burgundy colored which is a mixture of red and purple.These flowers have great use in food industry also. These are roasted in ovens and are served as snacks. Sunflowers can be processed into peanut butter (also called Sunbutter)
It is even used in cooking and salads directly. They are used in medical ointments, dyes and body paints. It is also used as food for birds. Sunflower oil is extracted from it's seeds and used in cooking. 
I hope you liked this article. 




- Aunt Mary















18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story and sunflowers are lovely.

    I'm sick and you've brightened my morning.

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    1. Dear Michelle,
      I am glad that you liked this post. I am really very happy to know that I've been able to brighten your morning but sad to know that you are sick.
      Get Well Soon! :)
      Thank you so much for your kind visit, words and read. :)

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  2. That is a useful knowledge:)

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  3. beautiful flower.
    i love to eat snack of its seed.

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    1. Yes Happy! It's a beautiful flower. I'm sure that it would be delicious. :)

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  4. Such a great post, so interesting - I had no idea that peanut butter was also known as sunbutter.

    Anyway, thanks for bringing some sun into my day.

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    1. Dear Tracy,
      I am glad that you liked the post and found it interesting. :)
      It's totally my pleasure.;)

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  5. I LOVE sunflowers! They bring me a HUGE smile anytime I see one. I can't grow them though! I can grow everything else but for some reason, not sunflowers. I will try again this year!

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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    1. Best of luck Jessica I am sure you will be able to grow them.
      Thank you so much for the read :)

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  6. Beautiful story and I love sunflowers so so much! I want to visit a sunflower field this spring!!

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    1. Yes they are such a beauty , happy visit :)

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  7. Sunny sunflowers, how beautiful they are!
    I like the big sunflower with blinking eyes. :)

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    1. Thank you my dear, sunflowers are amazing ,you are right :)

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