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Common Sunflower with hanging head This really is quite a plant. I am close to 2m myself, yet this plant towers another 1m above me. There is a special "breed" of sun flowers with a hanging head like this, but this could also be the result of the plant dying I suppose. Europe,Heeswijk,Macro,Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

Common Sunflower with hanging head

This really is quite a plant. I am close to 2m myself, yet this plant towers another 1m above me. There is a special "breed" of sun flowers with a hanging head like this, but this could also be the result of the plant dying I suppose.

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  1. Really lovely shot. Normally sunflowers follow the sun (as per your comments on your other photo), in this instance perhaps the sun is going down?? Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
    1. Hehe, could be. From what I've read, they only follow the sun until the moment they show their flowers, then they are forever pointing in the same direction. This one was beyond flowering already. Posted 5 years ago

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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

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Uploaded Oct 19, 2014. Captured Sep 6, 2014 15:43.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/2.8
  • 1/200s
  • ISO220
  • 105mm