Fun Facts About Sunflowers
The sunflower is one of the most loved flowers worldwide. Test your knowledge on this magnificent plant.
Question 1: What part of the sunflower is considered their ‘fruit’?
- Fibrous stock
- Yellow Pedals
b) Seeds, they can be eaten and crushed to make cooking oil.
Question 2: About how many species of sunflowers are there?
b) 70. Species range from Dwarf to Mammoth.
Question 3: Sunflowers are native to what part of the world?
- South Pacific
- The Americas
b) The Americas. That includes South, Central and North America.
Question 4: What is the tallest recorded sunflower?
- 13.2 meters (43.2 ft)
- 9.17 meters (30.1 ft)
- 7.8 meters (25.3 meters)
b) 9.17 meters (30.1 ft). It was found in Karst, Germany, according to The Guiness World Records in August 28, 2014.
Question 5: Sunflowers were introduced to Europe in what century?
- 16th Century
- 10th Century
- 15th Century
a) 16th Century. The sunflower is Ukraine’s national flower and the world's largest producers of sunflower seeds.
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