The sunflower is a plant with a large, beautiful, and colorful, flowering head. It got its name from its circular flower head which is ideal for capturing the sun. This annual plant thrives when there is full sun. It is grown for ornamental purposes and other uses. The seeds (fruit) can be used to make snacks, sunflower butter, body paints, dyes, and ointments. The seeds also produce sunflower oil used for baking, cooking, and making salads. Its leaves are used as cattle feed.
The sunflower is used as a symbol in some parts of the world. For instance, it is the state flower of Kansas State. It also symbolizes the Vegan Society and green ideology. This plant has approximately 52 species. Thousands of royalty-free, sunflower pictures are found here. They include pictures of the various species such as Black Oil, American Giant, Autumn Beauty, Evening Sun, Irish Eyes, Florenza, Orange Sun, Red Sun, Sunshine, and Yellow Disk, among others.