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The Sunflower

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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 Deb Della Piana

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Uploaded Oct 10, 2012. Captured Sep 7, 2012 21:56.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • f/4.5
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO100
  • 35mm