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Sunflower Seeds (Autumn Beauty & another unknown variety) (60 ct)

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Includes Autumn Beauty sunflower seeds, and another unnamed variety. Both varieties were quite beautiful. One was taller, reaching 4-5 feet tall with large dark orange and reddish flowers, the other one was a multi-stemmed, shorter variety. Contains twenty seeds. Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are iconic and majestic flowering plants known for their large, vibrant blooms that […]

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Includes Autumn Beauty sunflower seeds, and another unnamed variety. Both varieties were quite beautiful. One was taller, reaching 4-5 feet tall with large dark orange and reddish flowers, the other one was a multi-stemmed, shorter variety. Contains twenty seeds.

Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are iconic and majestic flowering plants known for their large, vibrant blooms that resemble the sun. Belonging to the Asteraceae family, these tall annual plants are native to North America but are now cultivated worldwide for their ornamental beauty, edible seeds, and oil production.

Sunflowers are characterized by their towering stalks, which can reach heights of up to 10 feet or more, depending on the variety. At the top of each sturdy stem sits a single composite flower head, typically measuring between 8 to 12 inches in diameter, though some varieties can be even larger. The flower head consists of hundreds of individual florets arranged in a spiral pattern around a central disk. The outer florets, known as ray florets, are often yellow or orange and radiate outward like the rays of the sun, giving the plant its characteristic appearance.

Sunflowers exhibit a phenomenon called heliotropism, meaning they track the movement of the sun across the sky, with young flower buds facing east in the morning and gradually turning west as the day progresses. However, once the flower reaches maturity, it usually remains facing eastward.

In addition to their ornamental value, sunflowers produce nutritious seeds that are commonly consumed as a snack or used in cooking and baking. Sunflower oil, extracted from the seeds, is also widely used in culinary applications and as a healthy cooking oil.

Sunflowers are also significant in agriculture for their role in crop rotation, soil remediation, and as a source of nectar for pollinators. Their pollen-rich flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, making them valuable additions to gardens and agricultural landscapes.

Overall, sunflowers are beloved for their stunning beauty, ecological importance, and diverse practical uses, making them a cherished symbol of vitality, warmth, and positivity.

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Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in

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