Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
- The scientific name of the sunflower comes from the Greek helios, meaning 'sun' and anthos, meaning 'flower'
- Each sunflower is not a single flower, but many small reddish-brown disk flowers surrounded by yellow ray flowers
- Widely grown in gardens, the sunflower is an ornamental plant which is also grown for commercial purposes
The sunflower is not yet classified on the IUCN Red List.
Information on the sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.
UNEP-WCMC Species Database (July, 2012)