What is the scientific name for a sunflower?

Answer Answer Helianthus annuus. Sunflower - Helianthus annuus - the garden favourite not only looks good, but is increasingly being grown as a cash crop, both for the seeds, which are a nutritious snack ... Read More »

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Scientific Term for the Arrangement of Sunflower Seeds in the Head of a Sunflower?

Two scientific terms are associated with the patterns in the head of a sunflower, the leaflets of a pine cone, and other patterns that seem orderly in nature. However, neither the "golden ratio" no... Read More »

What is the scientific name of a sunflower plant?

The scientific name for the sunflower plant is Helianthus annuus. They are popular with butterflies, particularly the monarch butterfly, because they provide a wide area for landing and supply the ... Read More »

I have Niger, sunflower, bird mix and peanuts hanging in my garden. Only the sunflower seeds get eaten?

The niger or black thistle is favored by a lot of the finches. Sunflower is a major draw to a lot of birds and I would expect peanuts to generate some interest. The bird mix, however, contains a... Read More »

Can you plant roasted sunflower seeds to make a sunflower?

Sunflower seeds can be used to grow sunflowers or to be roasted and eaten as a snack. Once you roast a sunflower seed, you effectively kill the seed, making it unable to grow into a plant. You cann... Read More »