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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 sgambini
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By sgambini

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Uploaded Jan 12, 2015. Captured Aug 5, 2010 01:20.
  • FinePix Z33WP
  • f/4.0
  • 1/158s
  • ISO100
  • 9.3mm