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Interesting things about sunflowers

The sunflowers are the classic yellow flowers that we all love to see on the field when there are thousands together facing the sun. They are beautiful flowers that have filled paintings, works of art, photographs, textiles and the same flowers in the decorations of many homes. But sunflowers hide behind them many things that you possibly did not know. Do you want to know some cool things about sunflowers? Keep reading.

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  1. A sunflower is actually thousands of tiny flowers
  2. Sunflowers are cut in the morning
  3. A dried sunflower can be a natural bird feeder
  4. Each sunflower can contain up to 2,000 seeds
  5. There are about 70 species of sunflowers
  6. Sunflowers absorb nuclear radiation

A sunflower is actually thousands of tiny flowers

The classic yellow petals of sunflowers and fuzzy brown centers are actually individual flowers , as well as about two thousand flowers – a huge bouquet in a single flower! From now on you will look at sunflowers differently … right?

Sunflowers are cut in the morning

If you want to have some beautiful sunflowers in your home and you would like to decorate your living room with a beautiful vase full of sunflowers, I advise you to cut them in the morning . In the case of cutting the flowers in the afternoon, they would wither very quickly.

A dried sunflower can be a natural bird feeder

Birds love to nibble and eat sunflower seeds so when a sunflower dries it can be a perfect feeder for our feathered flying friends. All you have to do is hang the sunflower with the flower facing up so that the birds can perch on it to peck.

Each sunflower can contain up to 2,000 seeds

Each sunflower you see in the field can contain up to 2,000 seeds, so these flowers are a great attraction for birds! But if you prefer you can harvest sunflowers and roast the seeds for your own use. The roasted pipes are very tasty!

There are about 70 species of sunflowers

The generic name for sunflowers is Helianthus (which come from the Greek words “sun” and “flower”). There are many variants of sunflower flowers , and the shapes can be wildly different from each other.

In French they are called “tournesol” which means “turns with the sun”. And it is that sunflowers tirelessly seek the sun’s rays to grow, this feature is called heliotropism.

Sunflowers absorb nuclear radiation

Sunflowers are not only pretty flowers, but they are also extremely good at absorbing toxins. That is why millions of sunflowers were planted after the devastating tsunami that destroyed the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.

Have you been blown away by all these cool things about sunflowers? If you like the idea of ​​having this plant at home or on your land, in this video and this article you can learn how to grow and care for sunflowers .

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