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Transcript of SunFlower
photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
About The Sunflower
North America is where the sunflower originated. Although it is not certain when the sunflower was discovered, it may have been as early as 1000 B.C.
Sunflowers grow best in semi-arid regions and require a minimum temperature of 39 degrees Fahrenheit to germinate, although it is best when the temperature is at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures in the seventies are the prime temperature for sunflowers to grow.
Uses of a Sunflower
Medicines - its oil is known to help heal wounds
Foods - oils and sunflower seeds
In Stargirl, Stargirl has a sunflower bag for a lunch box. It was something that no one had and it was something that stood out about her.
A sunflower is a yellow plant with reddish-orange rays of petals. They grow three to twelve feet. The head is about an inch wide in diameter. The center of each head has small seeds. There can be more than a 1000 seeds.
Interesting Facts About Sunflowers
Zimmer, David E. "Sunflower." World Book Student. World Book, 2013.
Web. 15 Oct. 2013.
The sunflower crop in Minnesota. 1973. R.G. Robinson. Extension
Bulletin 299. Agricultural Extension Service, University of
Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
Why to eat sunflowers seeds
Johnson, Ann. "Facts on Sunflowers | EHow." EHow. Demand Media,
15 Apr. 2009. Web. 15 Oct. 2013.
Appearance of a Sunflower
The scientific name for sunflower is helianthus; helia for sun, anthus for flower.
The tallest sunflower in the world was 26 feet and 4 inches.
A sunflower can have up to 2,000 seeds.
"Interesting Facts." About Sunflower. N.p., n.d. Web. 16
Relationship to Stargirl