"Helianthus" comes from the Greek words that mean "sun" and "flower." Thus, the sunflower is a bright yellow flower that closely resembles the sun. Additionally, many varieties are heliotropic, especially as young plants. This means that they face toward the sun as it crosses the sky. Except for a few species native to South America, most of these flowers are native to North America. We offer a varied collection of paintings featuring these beautiful plants.