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The Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. Its generic name (Helianthus) comes from two Greek words. The first is Helios, which means the sun, the other is anthos, whose meaning is the flower.
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The characteristic of this annual plant is that it always turns the flower head (this is how the sunflower inflorescence is called) towards the sun. This behavior is known as heliotropism. Another characteristic of the Sunflower is that it is a “multiple” flower.
What we see of bright yellow color is not the flower, but a set of flowers arranged according to a precise spiral pattern (34 in one direction and 55 in the other) which, as we mentioned, takes the name of the inflorescence.
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The Sunflower, by the characteristics described above, symbolizes joy, sunshine, and liveliness. Therefore, to give a Sunflower flower is to emphasize the joyful and cheerful character with which the person who receives it faces life.
Another meaning of the Sunflower comes from its particular behavior. The continuous turning of the flower head towards the sun from sunrise to sunset can be translated into a emotion. It is the desire to spend a certain period, an entire life, or a single day with your loved one.
The Sunflower, in other traditions and popular cults, also expresses gratitude as well as respect and admiration for the person who receives it as a gift.
Greek mythology tells of the nymph Clizia who, in love with the god Apollo, followed with her eyes her journeys on the chariot in the sky. After nine days of watching the sun, however, she was transformed into this flower. A flower that orients its corolla towards the star just as the nymph Clizia did.