Interesting Facts About Sunflower
- There are over 30 varieties of sunflower.
- Sunflowers can often reach between 5 and 12 feet in height.
- The head of the flower is actually a crowd of 1-2 thousand miniature flowers.
- The plant grows the strongest in moist fertile soil, with lots of sunlight.
- An alternative to peanut butter has been created from this flower, called sunbutter.
- It is the national flower of the Ukraine.
- The state of Kansas sports the sunflower as its state flower.