Sunflowers are one of those iconic plants that everyone knows or has heard of in their lives, along with other famous species of flowers such as roses, daisies, and lilies for example. Compared to those plants that we have just listed, sunflowers are massive plants that on average grow between 6 and 10 feet but vary in size based on the species. A species of the sunflower known as miniature sunflower on average grows only up to 2 feet in height.
Apart from that, the sunflower head can vary greatly, depending on the species and quality of care the sunflower head can vary between 11 and 58 centimeters on average. And this is where the name of this plant originates from, the large head of the sunflower looks like a sun thanks to its bright yellow petals sticking out all around the outside.
The main difference between sunflowers and most other flowers is that sunflowers are a major food source, thanks to the seeds that are located in the sunflower head. These seeds can be dried and then roasted, so they can be peeled and eaten by consumers, but a more popular use is turning the sunflower seeds in sunflower oil which is used for cooking food in a variety of ways such as frying and baking as it helps to add flavor and provides a liquid that can cook the actual food.
This essential food source is portrayed in stunning paintings of bright sunflowers that we have inserted in this article.
It is estimated that there are over 70 species of sunflower in the world right now; the sunflower is actually a very new plant that originates from the Americas and was only first introduced to Europe in the 16th century. What makes the sunflower such a popular crop is that it is extremely versatile; it can grow in all types of soil.
The sunflower is not a picky plant at all! Painting takes a lot of patience in order to build up the necessary skills; thankfully sunflowers are the perfect place to start as they are fairly simple plants. We have put together a selection of creative and aesthetically pleasing paintings of sunflowers growing and waving in the wind that you can take a look at below.
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