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 as a meal or a silage plant , 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.
Sunflower Growth Timeline and Life Cycle – 8 Stages (With Pictures)
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Every year I love to grow sunflowers. They also offer adventures with children and adults alike, as a competition for who can grow the tallest plant, to who can grow the biggest bloom. Sunflowers are perfect to learn about the different stages of a plants growth and on how to keep a plant healthy from sowing the seed to harvesting the crop. So what is a sunflowers growth timeline. Sunflower seeds grow into seedlings. Seedlings grow into strong plants. The mature sunflower grows buds that bloom.
Annual sunflowers Helianthus annuus , bright, cheerful garden flowers, peek over garden walls and rise up among nearby perennials and annuals. These flowers produce tasty seeds you can eat or leave for the birds. Because sunflowers are annuals, they grow in most climates. Planted in mid to late spring, sunflowers will mature and decline all in a single growing season. Sunflower seeds are best planted in soil that has begun to warm after winter.
Here and yonder, high and low, Goldenrod and sunflowers glow. A fairly fast-growing flower, most sunflower varieties mature in only 85 to 95 days. Sunflowers are heliotropic, which means that they turn their flowers to follow the movement of the Sun across the sky east to west, and then returns at night to face the east, ready again for the morning sun. At the end of the season, harvest sunflower seeds for a tasty snack and or to replant or to feed the birds in the winter! Read all about harvesting sunflowers here.