Sunflowers are originally from America but are found all over the world today. The flower is named due to its sun-like appearance. What appears as one flower is actually 1,000 to 2,000 single flowers which are joined together to form one floret. The flower consists of ray flowers which are yellow and a central disc also composed of flowers which are seed-like appearance.
Meaning and Symbolism of Sunflowers
Sunflowers are identified with adoration. They are also believed to symbolize pure and lofty thoughts.
Facts about Sunflowers
- These are big flowers which are single.
- Some sunflowers are known to reach diameters of up to 2 meters.
- Sunflowers have a variety of uses. Sunflowers are a major source of edible oil.
- The oil of sunflower seeds is in high demand as it is light in color and is largely composed of unsaturated fatty acids.
- These flowers are also very popular in flower arrangements.
- Sunflowers have always been fondly painted by famous artists and were particularly favored by Vincent Van Gogh.