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Purple Sunflower Seeds

Helianthus annuus

Description:

One of my sunflowers had purple/white seeds instead of black/white. compare with my other Sunflower Seeds spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/714...

Habitat:

Urban house flower garden.

Notes:

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.

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9 Comments

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thank you Seema!

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

great macro shot

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

ok, thanks for letting me know!

misako
misako 8 years ago

@keithp2012--all of the sunflowers I planted looked normal and had black and white seeds, so the purple seeds did not produce a special plant.

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

what plants resulted from this, anything special?

misako
misako 9 years ago

I definitely will Keith.

keithp2012
keithp2012 9 years ago

Oh ok, if you manage to get any more please keep me in mind I am an avid gardener and this is rare to find seeds like this, let us know if they sprout and become healthy plants.

misako
misako 9 years ago

@keithp2012: I did not dry the flower head properly and it got moldy...I only managed to save a few seeds that I am going to plant them this year.

keithp2012
keithp2012 9 years ago

Is there any way you can save the seeds or any way you could send me any id love to grow some this Summer here!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Alameda, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2011
Submitted on Feb 4, 2012

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