The sunflower’s name is very fitting twice over: not only is it named after the celestial body it so obviously resembles, the plant is also heliotropic, meaning it turns its blooms and leaves towards the sun’s light as it arches across the sky every day.

Although this yellow blooming beauty originated in North and South America, it is at home all around the globe.

At more than nine metres in height, the tallest known sunflower, grown in Germany, was so much taller than the average height of three metres that it made it into the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records.

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