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Hello to all from Denmark where I am on hollidays now.

The word "sunflower" is borrowed from Italian girasole, "which rotates with the sun." Its scientific name is Helianthus annuus There are many vernacular names or phrases to describe it: large sun, sun garden, sun common parrot seed, sunflower.

It is a plant native to America. It was believed she had originally Western North America (western Canada and the United States, central and southern U.S., northern Mexico), but the discovery in 2010 of fossilized footprints flower-like Asteraceae, the oldest dated as of about 50 million years, north-western Patagonia, presented the original question.

Originally cultivated by Native Americans, it was imported into Europe by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century. Culture flourished particularly in Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe. It is now widely in particular where there are huge fields in the Rhone Alps.

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