Hello Helianthus


I love sunflowers and their fabulous Fibonaccity. I have spent an enjoyable time looking at pictures of them- my own are few and far between.

The sunflower’s disk is especially impressive, with its smaller ray florets. (Thank you, StinkBreath!)

Sunflower disk.jpg
(By StinkBreathOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42466401)

Here is another one showing the disc florets, where they look like tiny churros, sprinkled with pollen icing. Spot the larva in the centre.

Here are two I found on BibliOdyssey, one fanciful, one fine:



Then I searched for another one I had seen in an old book displayed in an Oxford Museum and came across a great collection on plantillustrations.org! Here is one I liked particularly:


And here is BlurryfaceMcBlurryFaceFace (#TheInternetNamesThings). It cares what you think:


Yay for  The Sunflower that Roared!

Last, but not least: the wearable Sunflower, Helianthus.




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