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Sunflower Sunflower with sun highlights taken in Kraaifontein, South Africa Common sunflower,Helianthus annuus Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Sunflower

Sunflower with sun highlights taken in Kraaifontein, South Africa

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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 lizettefourie
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By lizettefourie

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Uploaded Apr 24, 2015. Captured Mar 1, 2015 10:47.
  • NIKON D3100
  • f/8.0
  • 10/1250s
  • ISO200
  • 55mm