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The Happy Flowers...

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

I love these sunflowers....every July Le Marche is transformed into hillsides of yellow,

I couldn't resist some photographs, and a few fun facts about these amazing flowers.

"A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns"

Corina Abdulahm-Negura

If you love flowers, Le Marche is a great place to see them, April/May in the mountain meadows, May/June for fields of Poppies, many farms here don't use weedkiller and poppies can be found growing in cornfields. The famous flowering of the fields of Castelluccio are early July and then the Sunflowers come up July and August.

  • The botanical name for sunflower is helianthus annuus.

  • Sunflower faces track the sun.

  • There is a sunflower that is totally fluffy – it’s called the Teddy Bear Sunflower.

  • Sunflower seeds are nutritious and make a great snack.

  • The world’s tallest sunflower is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. It is 30 feet, one inch!

  • Parts of the sunflower have long been used for their healing properties.

  • Sunflowers are symbols of faith, loyalty and adoration.

  • They are one of the fastest growing plants.

  • The largest head on a sunflower is 32 1/4 inches. It was grown by Emily Martin in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada in 1983.

  • A single sunflower can have up to 2000 seeds!

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows."

Hellen keller

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