Kansas State Flower: Sunflower
Scientific Name: Helianthus annuus
State Flower Description: Sunflowers are large rough stemmed plants that grow up to 10 feet tall with the worlds record sunflower plant being 27 feet tall. Sunflowers are popular plants to grow and are an agriculture crop due to the seeds that are produced and have a wild range of uses. Sunflowers are mostly yellow in color and have multiple petals that surround the center which is where the seeds are produced.
Where It's Found: Sunflowers can be found around the world and have been used for over 3000 years for their seeds. They are mostly found in gardens, however they are grown commercially and you can often see large fields of Sunflowers across the United States.
Kansas State Flower Dedication: 1903