Aug 8

History of the Sunflower

By | 2018-08-22T01:04:48+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Categories: Sunflower Festival|Tags: , , , |

Ah, the mighty and majestic sunflowers! The first sunflowers originated all the way back in 1000B.C. where, for centuries, they were cultivated as a valuable food (for humans, cattle, poultry, and other ornamental plants) and for immediate medical source. As a native plant of North America, no other plant has had such an impact and significance as the sunflower. The common name, "sunflower", typically refers to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, or the common sunflower, whose round flower heads in combination [...]