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Identifying Sunflower Plants

Posted on: February 14, 2011

Sunflowers grow very fast and have beautiful blooms so they are very popular among flowers growers. To recognize a sunflower is very easy because of its bright and eye-catching yellow color. But there are some species of sunflowers that are having so many types making it difficult to recognize their plants. There are some features of these flowers that can help you to recognize and identify sunflower plants. Here I am going to describe these.

Notice the Growth of Plants

If you are facing problem in identifying these plants, then the first thing to follow is paying attention to their growth. The daily growth of sunflower plants is quite easy to notice as they can grow tall in several inches daily. Also remember that the flowers on these plants start blooming in late summer.

Feel the Leaves

The next method to identify these plants is to feel and watch the leaves carefully. The leaves are of dark green color having coarse edges. As far as feeling the leaves is concerned, they give a furry and shaggy feeling making it easy to recognize.

Watch their Position Carefully

As the sunflowers turn their heads towards the sun during daytime and stoop in the night so this feature can be proved very helpful in identifying these plants.

Looking Carefully to the Blooms

There is another distinguishing feature of sunflower plants that can help you to recognize them. For this, look carefully to the blooms. You will find that the blooms are made of several mini-flowers. This feature is not found in any other plant so you can easily recognize them. The mini-flowers will have five petals which will be merged together and surrounded by five stamens as well. This is another way you can identify sunflowers.

These were some steps describing the method of identifying sunflower plants. Hope you will find them very helpful.

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