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Plant of the Week - Sunflower

A garden wouldn't seem like a garden without the radiance of this beloved flower. The sunflower comes by its name simply, with "helios" meaning "sun" and "anthos" meaning "flowers." It is a member of the aster family and there are over 70 species of this herbaceous plant.

Not only does this flower resemble the sun's shape and color, but the flower is “heliotropic” - meaning it actually turns to face and track the sun as it moves from east to west. I just love this part, but hold up! Even more cool is that this globally famous flower got its humble beginnings in the deserts of North and South America.

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