27 Sunflower Facts You Might Not Know

Sunflowers are found in many different parts of the world, from sunny California to temperate Ukraine. They’re associated with happiness and strength due to their striking appearance.

Their height makes them stand out, but there’s not just a pretty face. These sunflower facts will open your eyes to all the different features of these glorious golden flowers.

Some People Are Scared of Sunflowers

There is an actual word for the fear of sunflowers, it’s known as Helianthophobia.

Sunflowers Usually Grow to Be 6 Feet to 10 Feet Tall

Sunflowers typically grow to be between 6 feet and 10 feet (1.82m and 3m) tall. Some varieties can reach up to 14 feet (4.2m) in height.

Not All Sunflowers Are Tall

They usually only grow to a maximum height of 3 feet (91.44cm), but some are as small as 1 foot (30.48cm). 

Sunflowers Are Native to the Americas

There are about 70 different sunflower varieties, all of which are native to the Americas.

Sunflowers Are Completely Edible

Sunflowers are more than just an aesthetically appealing plant, you can eat them too. 

Sunflowers and Daisies Are Part of the Same Family

Sunflowers and daisies are part of the Asteraceae family.

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