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A sun­flower isn’t just one flower!

It’s a com­pound flower made of a whole lot of lit­tle flow­ers called flo­rets.

The colour­ful ray flo­rets are around the edges. The disc flo­rets are in the cen­tre where the seeds grow.

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2. Be­cause they grow so fast, sun­flow­ers need plenty of _ _ _ _ 4. Helianthus is the sci­en­tific name of sun­flower, Heli for Sun and An­thus for _ _ _ _ _ _ 5. Sun­flow­ers don’t like be­ing trans­planted be­cause they have deep _ _ _ _ _ 7. Sun­flower seeds con­tain loads of min­er­als and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9. Sun­flow­ers grow very fast in which sea­son?

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1. Food bees get from sun­flow­ers. 3. A good month to plant sun­flower seeds. 4. Yates Sun­flower ‘Gi­nor­mous _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _’ is a huge Sun­flower va­ri­ety you can grow from seed. 6. He­liotropism is when sun­flow­ers turn to face the _ _ _ 8. This part of the sun­flower is rich in oil.

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