Sunflower Fun Facts
- Sunflowers are grown and harvested to use in a variety ways – cooking oil, bird seed, or even as feed for dairy cows.
- Sunflowers are 100% edible from top to bottom – the stem, leaves, petals, and the head.
- They are phototropic, meaning that the flower faces and follows the sun as it moves from east to west. After it blooms, it remains facing east.
- There are thousands of varieties of sunflowers. They are grown for many different reasons and come in all different sizes, colors, and oil content.