Know the Facts of Sunflowers – As we already know very much, now more and more people are happy to see the various flowers that grow around parks or areas that have beautiful views and are also very beautiful to look at. Sunflowers are flowers that are easy to cultivate, especially in areas with high sunlight intensity, such as Indonesia. Apparently, this flower holds some unique facts that you deserve to know. Anything, anyway? Let’s see the facts below!
1. Native from America
Sunflower is one of the flowers that can be found in various countries, including Indonesia. In our country, this flower thrives and is beautiful. Some areas, such as Yogyakarta, Kediri, Probolinggo, and Batu have extensive sunflower gardens.
Reported by Britannica, sunflowers come from North and South America. This flower names is deliberately planted to be used as decoration because of its beautiful appearance and its seeds can be consumed. Jerusalem artichoke, a type of sunflower, is even grown for its tubers, you know.
2. The highest sunflower reaches 9 meters
Launching the USDA, sunflowers generally have a height of 1-3 meters. The stems are hairy and rough with a diameter of about 2.5 centimeters.
However, it turns out that there are sunflowers that reach special heights. Reported by The Spruce, in 2014, the sunflower belonging to Hans-Peter Schiffer in Germany managed to break the record because it reached a height of more than 9 meters.
3. There are more than sixty varieties of sunflower
Sunflowers are very famous for their yellow color which gives a cheerful impression. However, the actual color of sunflower petals is not only yellow. This color really depends on the particular variety.
Reported by The Spruce, there are more than sixty varieties of sunflowers around the world with various petal colors. For example, the Moulin Rouge type has red petals and the Ring of Fire has a two-color combination pattern shaped like a ring of fire.
4. Sunflower seeds are rich in benefits
One part of the sunflower that is most widely used is the seed. Ukleja-Sokołowska et al in a study published by the International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology in 2016 stated that in every one sunflower head there are about one thousand to two thousand seeds.
Reported by Healthline, sunflower seeds contain nutrients that are useful for reducing inflammation, reducing the risk of heart disease, and lowering blood sugar levels. Therefore, consuming sunflower seeds according to the recommended dose can help the body be healthier.
5. Named the national flower of Ukraine
It is undeniable that sunflowers are one of the flowers with a beautiful appearance. Fresh colors, easy to cultivate, and have many benefits are some of the advantages of this flower.
The beauty and cheerful atmosphere emitted by sunflowers seems to have captured many hearts. The sunflower has even been named the national flower of Ukraine. Not only that, this flower is also the state flower of the state of Kansas, United States.