Scientific Name: Helianthus sp.
Category: Flowers and Foliages
The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas. It is an annual flower that can be grown for the flowers or harvested for seeds used for oil or culinary purposes. The composite flowers have both ray (the showy "petals") or disk flowers (that mature into seeds). The rays may be bright yellow, gold, orange, rust or maroon.
Assorted colors of sunflowers