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Sun God Worshipped by the Incas as an image of their sun god, this plant is known the world over. Before it opens its flowers, it aims itself at the sun and follows it. Once the flowers are open, it will typically point east, as the last point it followed. Europe,Heeswijk,Helianthus annuus,Macro,Netherlands,Sunflower Click/tap to enlarge

Sun God

Worshipped by the Incas as an image of their sun god, this plant is known the world over. Before it opens its flowers, it aims itself at the sun and follows it. Once the flowers are open, it will typically point east, as the last point it followed.

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''Helianthus annuus'', the common sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus ''Helianthus'' grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. This sunflower species is also used as wild bird food, as livestock forage , in some industrial applications, and as an ornamental in domestic gardens. The plant was first domesticated in the Americas. Wild ''Helianthus annuus'' is a widely branched annual plant with many flower heads. The domestic sunflower, however, often possesses only a single.. more

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Oct 17, 2014. Captured Sep 6, 2014 15:24.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/3.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm