Sunflowers are well-known for their tall stature and their large yellow blooms, some of which can grow to be as large as a person's head. The vibrant yellow blossoms are used for decoration and the seeds are a source of food - sunflower butter, made from sunflower seeds, is often used as a substitute for peanut butter.
Sunflowers are so named because they are heliotropic, which means they slowly turn throughout the day to face the sun as it goes from East to West. If a person takes a sunflower plant and turns it 180 degrees so it is facing the West, it will continue to turn in the same direction until it adjusts to its new rotation. They are a symbol of longevity in China, learn more about the meaning of sunflowers.
Painter Vincent Van Gogh painted his still life "Sunflowers" and Georgia O'Keeffe painted her "Sunflowers" in oil. Artists regularly paint sunflowers in many of their popular works. A bouquet of sunflowers can be the perfect addition in your kitchen or another room to help cheer it up and add in some bold color and life.