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More Sunflowers

Sunflowers are an easy-to-grow Northern Plains flower. If you plant them by direct seeding after the last spring frost, they’ll grow to produce large flowers in August and September. Adaptable self-seeded native sunflowers add summer yellow in road ditches and vacant lots. Cultivated sunflowers in garden seed packets have large flowers like the photos here … Continue reading

Sunflowers Grow Here

Sunflowers grow naturally on this whole continent. These are sunflowers planted by nature along the Missouri River west of Yankton, South Dakota.  Historically, Native Americans in Central and North America grew sunflowers for flour, oil, and other food. Today in Canada and the Northern Plains of the United States, farmers grow them to be processed … Continue reading