"Ye field flowers! the gardens eclipse you 'tis true: Yet wildings of nature, I dote upon you, For ye waft me to summers of old, When the earth teem'd around me with fairy delight, And when daisies and buttercups gladden'd my sight, Like treasures of silver and gold."

- Thomas Campbell

About Sunflower

SunflowerSunflower is one of the most popular flowers in Romania. is an annual plant native to the Americas that possess a large inflorescence. It s height is between 1.5 and 3.5 m.  Sunflowers make edible seeds. The whole seed (fruit) are sold as a snack food, after roasting in ovens, with or without salt added. Sunflowers can be processed into a peanut butter alternative, sunbutter. To grow best, sunflowers need full sun. They grow best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil with a lot of mulch. In commercial planting, seeds are planted 45 cm apart and 2.5 cm in deep. The sunflower s seeds also give oil. But this oil have a higher level of monounsaturated fats even than the olive oil. However, for commercial farmers growing commodity crops, the sunflower, like any other unwanted plant, is often considered a weed. Sunflowers can be used to extract toxic ingredients from soil, such as lead, arsenic and uranium.