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Sunflower seeds

Helianthus annuus


I managed to save these seeds from being eaten by the squirrels. The head of a sunflower is formed into two opposite sets of spirals, 21 spirals going in one direction and 34 going in the other. These are consecutive numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.


Urban flower garden.


Roasted Salted Sunflower Seed By Fauve on August 31, 2004 Ingredients o 1 cup sunflower seeds o 2 quarts water o 1/2 cup salt Directions 1. Place water and salt in a saucepan. 2. Rinse sunflower seeds and remove any plant or flower head matter. 3. Add sunflower seeds to water& salt in pan. 4. Bring water to a boil, then turn down to simmer. 5. Simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 6. When done, strain water& seeds through collander& allow seeds to dry on paper toweling. 7. Do not rinse. 8. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 9. Spread seeds on a cookie sheet& bake for 25 to 30 minutes. 10. Stir frequently. 11. Remove from oven when seeds are slightly browned& fragrant. 12. NOTE: for salt free seeds, simply eliminate the first 7 steps& go straight into oven preparation (Step 8).

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misako 12 years ago

thanks Emma!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

@ Misako,stunning!

misako 12 years ago

thanks sttweets! gotta love the magic of the fibonacci number.

sttweets 12 years ago

Lovely. The rythm is stunning.

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Emeryville, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2011
Submitted on Aug 29, 2011

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