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Sunflowers - Helianthus annuus Sunflowers at sunset!<br />
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Sunflowers - Helianthus annuus

Sunflowers at sunset!

Habitat: Rural farm

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  1. WOW!! What a sight! Posted one year ago
    1. Yeah, pretty cool! This farm was across the street from a place where we were getting ice cream! I had to get some shots <3 Posted one year ago
  2. Awesome! Why are they not facing the sun though? I thought they rotated/moved to always face the sun? Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! Mature sunflowers don't track the sun... Posted one year ago
      1. Did not know that, thank you :) Posted one year ago
        1. I didn't either! But, then again, I didn't realize that they can track the sun at all....I'll have to pay attention next summer before they mature. Posted one year ago
          1. Thinking about this some more, I could swear mature sunflowers track the sun. I have a vivid recollection of timelapses of mature ones rotating over the course of the day to track the sun. Like a solid fact.

            Trying to verify this believe, I now cannot find a single piece of evidence to support it. Like everybody intentionally deleted all evidence of it in a giant conspiracy theory.

            Turns out that indeed it's not true at all, crazy how strong you can believe in a fact with no basis at all.
            Posted one year ago
            1. It's funny because now you're turning me into a believer. But, maybe the flower heads are too heavy to move with the sun each day? I frequently have to turn my houseplants as they grow towards the sun, but that isn't a daily thing. Posted one year ago
              1. I think I either saw it in a documentary or in an ad, where it could be fake. Or I'm slowly losing my mind :) Posted one year ago
                1. Hmmm. Well, it could be either. You are almost 40, so old age and forgetfulness are setting in. Just saying... Posted one year ago
                  1. I think when I first saw your profile I spotted we are the same age and then when I saw it again a while later, you turned 40. I now imagine you to keep checking every day and cursing: when the hell does this guy finally turn 40 too!?!? It can never be more than a year, right??

                    My youth is endless.
                    Posted one year ago
                    1. Lol, totally! If it wasn’t for the fact that you look young, I’d wonder if the “39” was falsified ;). I’ve been in JD almost a year now, so I’m guessing you’ll be 40 in the next month or so! Posted one year ago
                      1. awww, thank you :)
                        No further comments on the date.
                        Posted one year ago
                        1. Haha! You can't stay 39 forever... Posted one year 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 Dec 18, 2018. Captured Aug 4, 2006 19:00 in 10 Mallard Point, Griswold, CT 06351, USA.
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 55mm