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In spite of its name, the Sunflower is not a single flower, but a cluster of hundreds of tiny five-pointed individual flowers. Native to North America, it was adopted by Kansas as the "Sunflower State". Today it is grown worldwide as a basis for edible oily seeds, for health and as an ornament. Birds begin stealing seeds even 1 to 2 weeks before they are fully dry.

To experience the beauty of phototropism, bring a piano chair and sun cream into a Sunflower field and observe how the Sunflower heads steadily follow the sun's travel from east to the west in a 180-degree arc. Activated through hydraulic fluid pressure within the cells, it is basically the same "simple" system we use when pushing down on the pedal to stop the car!


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