The Great Big Sunflower Plant and Science Helianthus Annuus Vintage Photograph
Long ago, I had a job which required a commute behind the wheel, and I would pass a sunflower field in the morning and again returning home in the late afternoon. The flowers were always facing me! In August, there was a big hubbub when scientists had "broken the secret" of why sunflowers face the sun. It has to do with cell growth. I could have told them that. No great miracle. Plants reach for the sun, and if it requires turning a bit, they'll do it. Here, an anonymous farmer stands next to his massive (if unfortunately named) Helianthus annuus while it stretches to meet the sun.
Vintage Snaphot photo, circa 1930 Collection Jim Linderman
Thanks to BOXLOT
Labels: Sunflower Plant