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Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are annual plants native to the Americas, that possess a large inflorescence (flowering head). Sunflower stems can grow as high as 3m (10 ft), and the flower head can reach 30 cm (11.8 in) in diameter with large edible seeds. The term "sunflower" is also used to refer to all plants of the genus Helianthus, many of which are perennial plants.
Francisco Pizarro was the first European to encounter the sunflower in Tahuantinsuyo, Peru, where the natives Incas worshipped its image as a symbol of the sun god. At the beginning of the 16th century, gold figures of this flower as well as its seeds were brought to Europe.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18640 W: 130 N: 39391] (211275)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2009-07-18
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/11, 1/500 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2009-07-19 0:25
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