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How Well Do You Know the Sunflower Plant?

Think you know everything about sunflowers? Challenge yourself with this Sunflower quiz!
Bindu swetha Nov 19, 2020
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Sunflowers, the genus Helianthus species, are herbaceous plants that belong to the Aster family.
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Heliotropic plants are the ones that grow or have their orientation, towards or away from the direction of the light of the sun.
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The first known sunflower plant was cultivated some 4500 years ago in North America.
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The 70 cultivars of the sunflower plant are divided into three groups - colored sunflowers, giant sunflowers and dwarf sunflowers.
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Sunflower is a composite flower that is made up of thousands of florets, with a single floret having five petals. The petals that lie at the rim, ray florets, have 1 petal that is longer than the other four petals.
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Sunflowers grow really fast with a lot of these plants achieving the height of 12 feet in only 3 months' time.
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The young sunflower faces east at dawn and then slowly moves to the west when the sun starts moving across the sky. It comes back to its original east-facing position during the night.
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The central part of the flower contains a nectar and pollen that attracts bees.
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The 30 ft 1 inch tall sunflower was grown by Hans-Peter Schiffer in Karst, Germany.
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Sunflowers were known to represent the warmth and power of the sun in Ukrainian folk imagery and was worshipped by pre-Christian Slavs.
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These flowers grow in profusion across the state, making it the official State flower as well as the Floral Emblem of Kansas.