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Helianthus annuus


This sunflower grew from another sunflower plant from the previous year. The plant is almost 6 feet tall. We can see where the sunflowers will be. There are about 3 small buds on the plant.


The plant is in our school garden and receives full sun.


This plant was chosen by the Kindergarten and 1st grade group at John G. Here are their questions based on their observations: 1. Do sunflowers need a lot of sunlight to grow? 2. Why do they call it a sunflower? 3. Will there be spiders on the sunflower?

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1 Comment

tacticalbee 6 months ago

I know there are several kinds of insects that love to eat the seeds, can you think of anything else that might eat sunflower seeds? How about people! Have you ever eaten a sunflower seed?

Sunflowers get their name from their ability to "follow the sun." That means they are sun-loving and they actually grow so that they can face the sun. Can you make a face like a sunflower? What direction would you look?

Covington, Kentucky, United States

Spotted on Jul 8, 2021
Submitted on Jul 9, 2021

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