Fun Fact Friday, Wk 10

Howdy All

Last Friday of September …..!! Don’t the weeks fly by?

Here’s this week’s fun fact :

A sunflower looks like one large flower, but each head is composed of hundreds of tiny flowers called florets, which ripen to become the seeds. The sunflower seeds are rich in oil, which they store as a source of energy and food; its seeds are crushed to produce sunflower oil for cooking.

Heijmf in the Netherlands grew the tallest sunflower which stood at 25′ 5.5″ tall in 1986.

Another interesting  fact is that Sunflowers naturally decontaminate soil. They can soak up hazardous materials and toxins such as uranium, lead and even arsenic. They were used to reduce nuclear pollution after the Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

 

Have a great weekend !