The State flower of Kansas is Sunflower. The scientific name of the flower is Helianthus. It belong to Asteraceae family, sub family of Asteroideae , order of asterales, tribe of Heliantheae and kingdom of Plantae. It contains seventy 70 species.
The flower is native to North, Russia, Turkey, Argentina, European Union and Central America. It is cultivated in hot and tropical region. It is annual and perennial plant flower in respect of growth.
The flower heads are bright yellow ray at outer side and maroon/brown-red inside. Kanas is one of the climate friendly country, as it is rich with approximately thirty thousand (30,000) kinds of plants, there are different flowers & herbs.
Other Famous Flowers of the Ukraine country are Orchid, Irises, Chamomile, Dahlias, Daisies, Roses, Lilies, Gerbera, Dipsacus, Rhododendrons, Chrysanthemums, Azalea and Carnations. Despite of other flowers Kanas people are devotees of this special flower. The multiuse plants provide healthy finger food, beneficial oil, medicine and birdseeds.
- Flower Public Name: Sunflower
- Color: Mostly Yellow, fewer in red and purple color
- Leaves Shape: Egg-shaped or heart-shaped
- Family: Asteraceae
- Sub Family: Asteroideae
- Tribe: Heliantheae
- Super Tribe: Helianthodae
- Species : H. brackenridgei
- Order: Asterales
- Genus: Helianthus
- Clade: Asterids, Angiosperms
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Petals: No. of petals Five (05) or more
- Native Areas: North , Russia, Turkey, Argentina, European union and Central America, kanas
- Height :300 centimeter (120 inch) or more
- Blooming season: July to November
- Resemblance: Sun
- Symbol and Meaning: Rapid growth of the nation, Beauty, distinction, courage and perfect wife
- Useful uses: usually uses as food crops for humans, cattle, and poultry, and as ornamental plants
Sunflower flower meaning and History :
- It has various meaning and symbolic logic.
- Historically it belong to to Greek mythology link with the story of Clytie and Apollo (God of the sun). Apollo was in love with Clytie.
- It symbolizes loyalty, love, and long life. Its meaning originates from namesake the sun itself.
- It is also uses in the meaning of happy flower offer to some one special
- To clear the tension once Clytie called Apollo and Leucothoe and said Lecuothe’s father that please get out of suspiciousness/jealousy. In response Leucothoe was buried alive at her father’s order. After that Apollo got happy and turned Clytie into a sunflower to avoid having to look at her again.
- In French the word “tournesol” use for sunflower mean turns with the sun.
- It represent strong bonds between two people in resemblance with upper stem
- It shows positivity and strength due to its direction towards sun
- In the Chinese culture it represent Good luck and lasting happiness
10 Facts about Sunflower Flower: you should know
- Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) is the inborn, well-known and dominant flower of Kanas(U.S state).
- It is a bushy, thick and evergreen plant.
- Height of the plant is 300 centimeter (120 inch)
- Width of head can be 30 cm (11.8 inch).
- It has five or more petals and Diameter of the petals is 10 cm (4 in)
- PH level is 6 to 7.5
- In Normal condition 34 spirals in one direction and 55 in the other work. Its large type have the ability of 89 spirals in one direction and 144 in the other direction.
- Its yellow petals are called rays>
- Duration of its full height six months
- It has the ability of self-pollination and can attract pollen from airstream and pests.
- The seeds of the food use human food, oil etc.
- Nitrogen-based fertilizers on the growth of sunflowers has analyzed by the Journal of Environmental Management with different impacts.
- Due its food importance there is a distinctive system of production called the soybean-sunflower system is used in Brazil country.
- The method of soybean oil has great eco-friendly effects declared by Researchers
- The plants produce seeds which can arise sunflower oil, birdseed, and edible sunflower seeds.
- Mostly it bowed in the direction of the east, where the sun rises.
- It represents traditional images of warmness and power of the sun, also pre-Christian Slavs use it during its worship
- Due to its large yellow blooms it represent positivity.
- To reach to their maximum height the plant needs full sun and healthy drained soil
- It has the ability to remove toxins, such as, arsenic, lead and uranium from polluted/dirty soil.
- It also act as natural purifier for soils, and have been reported in soil cleaning of the world’s biggest/leading environmental disasters that is Chernobyl and Fukushima (After tsunami).
- It contains vitamins A and D, oil is packed with calcium and iron.
- History shows that theses plant were traded about 1500 years and have been used for medicine, dye, food, and oil.
- It is also the country flower of Ukraine.
- The young species track the sun.
- Bees love its seeds as it attract more bees.
- The highest sunflower record was made in 2014 at a towering 30 feet, 1 inch, grown by Hans-Peter Schiffer in Germany.
- Mature flower bowed towards east.
- It oil has anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce Cholesterol.
- It can processed into peanut butter and call sun butter
- A large number of Tiny Flowers make Sunflower’s Head
- Its maxim height is 30 Feet.
- It is reported by University of Arizona that sunflower crop growing were begun about 8,000 years ago. It is also believed that cultivation period is old that corn and beans.
- There is an animal type sunflower its resemblance it is called as Teddy Bear Sunflower
- It should be harvested in the morning not in afternoon.
- In dried form it work as natural bird feeder.
- A single sunflower consist of 1,000 to 2,000 seeds.
- It is also use to absorb nuclear radiation.
- Vincent Van Gogh a renowned Dutch painter did a series of paintings featuring and called Sunflowers.
- It has two types of seeds that is Sunflower oil (Black seed), use in cooking and in butters second one is (striped seeds) which use in making snack food .
- It was brought by Tsar Peter the Great royal of Russia and due to its importance every year the plantation of two million acres of sunflowers performed started from the 19th century,
- In the country of Mexico it is believed as relaxation to chest pain.
- U.S. astronaut Don Pettit along with fellow/friends brought the sunflower seeds to the International Space Station in the year 2012.
Why is Sunflower the state flower of Kanas?
Every country has unique emblems which range from anthem, uniform, tree, bird, animal and a flag alongside this country also have a national flower to represent its gardens, trade and forest habitation. All the national flowers signify certain principles that a nation stands for. Let’s know the national flower of Kanas.
Since the early time, flowers have attracted us with their unique beauty and cool fragrances. But some of these exceptional ‘gifts of nature’ possess unbelievable characteristics that are unknown to many of us. State Flowers are a special design or visual object representing a quality. Flowers always make people healthy, thinking and mode happier they are the sunshine, food and medicine and provide relaxation to the soul.
Kanas state is one of the climate friendly country, there are different flowers & herbs. Other Famous Flowers of the Kanas country are Orchid, Irises, Chamomile, Dahlias, Daisies, Roses, Lilies, Gerbera, Dipsacus, Rhododendrons, Chrysanthemums, Azalea and Carnations. There are large number of countries and people which love this beautiful flower. Despite of other flowers Kanas people are devotees of this special flower. The people of Ukraine use the said flower in their traditional art, yards of village houses, fabrics embroidery, girls wear at celebrations, painted on walls, wooden furniture and household items. It represents traditional images of warmness and power of the sun, also pre-Christian Slavs use it during its worship.
Due to all the above the facts and the important truth that Kanas and Ukraine is world’s largest producers and exporters of sunflower seeds among the various countries, it become the national flower of Kanas.