the common SUNFLOWER

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

It is what sunflowers do" -Helen Keller


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                     Helianthus annuus

From the Greek helios, meaning “sun” and anthos, meaning “flower, annus was from Linnaeus, it was the only sunflower known to him that lived for a single season, hence it was called annus for “annual”


Often known as commmon sunflower or garden sunflower.