Sunflower & Daisy


The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae, with a large flower head (capitulum). The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 metres tall, with a flower head that can be 30 cm wide.
Helianthus or sunflowers (from the Greek: ήλιος, Hēlios, "sun" and ανθός, anthos, "flower") L. /ˌhiːliˈænθəs/ is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species in the family Asteraceae, all of which are native to North America except three species in South America. The common name "sunflower" also applies to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower. This and other species, notably Jerusalem artichoke (H. tuberosus), are cultivated in temperate regions as food crops and ornamental plants.

Bellis perennis is a common European species of daisy, of the Asteraceae family, often considered the archetypal species of that name. Many related plants also share the name "daisy", so to distinguish this species from other daisies it is sometimes qualified as common daisy, lawn daisy or English daisy. Historically, it has also been commonly known as bruisewort and occasionally woundwort (although the common name woundwort is now more closely associated with Stachys (woundworts)). Bellis perennis is native to western, central and northern Europe, but widely naturalised in most temperate regions including the Americas and Australasia.

 

A sunflower in New Zealand

A sunflower in New Zealand

#1: A sunflower in New Zealand

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Sunflower (Sunfola variety)

Sunflower (Sunfola variety)

#2: Sunflower (Sunfola variety) against a blue sky.
Taken in Victoria, Australia.

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Sonnenblume (Helianthus)

Sonnenblume (Helianthus)

#3: Sonnenblume (Helianthus)

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The involucre of a sunflower (Helianthus)

The involucre of a sunflower (Helianthus)

#4: The involucre of a sunflower (Helianthus)

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Sunflower Droste

Sunflower Droste

#5: Sunflower Droste

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Sunflower - 'Evening Sun'

Sunflower - 'Evening Sun'

#6: Sunflower - 'Evening Sun'

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Sunflower bud

Sunflower bud

#7: Sunflower bud

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Sunflower art

Sunflower art

#8: Sunflower art

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Daisy

Daisy

#9: Daisy

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Daisy

Daisy

#10: Daisy

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Daisy

Daisy

#11: Daisy

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Daisy

Daisy

#12: Daisy

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Daisy

Daisy

#13: Daisy<

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African Daisy

African Daisy

#14: African Daisy

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Daisy

Daisy

#15: Daisy<

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Daisy

Daisy

#16: Daisy<

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African Daisy

African Daisy

#17: African Daisy (Osteospermum) Purple Daisy

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African Daisy

African Daisy 'Soprano Lilac Spoon'   African Daisy 'Pink Whirls'

Left: #18: African Daisy (Osteospermum) 'Soprano Lilac Spoon', Red Cactus Flower
Right: #18b: African Daisy (Osteospermum) 'Pink Whirls'

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Osteospermum cultivar

Osteospermum cultivar 'Flower Power Spider Purple'   Osteospermum cultivar 'Flower Power Spider Purple'

#19: Osteospermum cultivar 'Flower Power Spider Purple'
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Osteospermum cultivar 'White Spoon'

Osteospermum cultivar 'White Spoon'

#20: Osteospermum cultivar 'White Spoon'

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Osteospermum cultivars

Osteospermum cultivar   Osteospermum cultivar

#21: Osteospermum cultivars
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Osteospermum cultivars

Margarita Africana, Cape daisy   Margarita Africana, Cape daisy

#22: Margarita Africana, Cape daisy
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Argyranthemum frutescens

Argyranthemum frutescens   Argyranthemum frutescens

#23: Argyranthemum frutescens
Left image       Right: Argyranthemum frutescens (Madeira Crested Merlot flowering habit). Location: Maui, Walmart Kahului

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Argyranthemum cultivars

Keukenhof, Plantae, Angiosperms   Ollantaytambo gardens

#24: Argyranthemum cultivars
Left: Keukenhof, Plantae, Angiosperms
Right: Ollantaytambo gardens - Sacred Valley & Incan Ruins, Peru

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