Sunflower - Helianthus annuus

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Sunflower can grow up to 7 feet tall! Most varieties are smaller however. The seeds and oil from sunflowers are commercially important.


Sunflower is a Host Plant for the Streamside Checkerspot

The Streamside Checkerspot uses Sunflower as a host plant.


Where to buy Sunflowers

Most local nurseries will see either Sunflowers or Sunflower seeds. You can buy them from many online store also, like Burpee.


The Aster Family

Sunflowers are a member of the Aster Family. These are herbs, shrubs, vines or sometimes even trees. There are 20,000 different species in the Aster family, made up from 1100 genera. Well known members of this family include Sunflowers, Yarrow, Zinnias, safflower and many kinds of lettuce.






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