Little Neck, NY
Summertime Beauty - Sunflower
Photographic Art and Design by Dora Sofia Caputo
Photograph - Photographs
This close-up of a sunflower in full bloom was taken last summer on a Sunday drive to the East End of Long Island, New York, at a roadside
sunflower field. I just love sunflowers, so as soon as I saw the field of flowers I had to stop and capture some images.
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant native to the Americas. It possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head). The sunflower is named after its huge, fiery blooms, whose shape and image are often used to depict the sun. It has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consist of many individual flowers which mature into seeds, often in the hundreds, on a receptacle base. From the Americas, sunflower seeds were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where, along with sunflower oil, they became a widespread cooking ingredient. Leaves of the sunflower can be used as cattle feed, while the stems contain a fibre which may be used in paper production.
Summertime Beauty - Sunflower - Sunflowers - Yellow Flowers - Botanicals - Nature - Florals - Flowers
Dora Sofia Caputo
June 21st, 2013
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