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Sunflower Meaning and Symbolism

Sunflower Meaning and Symbolism

How do you feel when you look at a sunflower? For many people, they bring a sense of joy, warmth, and happiness - memories of hot summer days and time with loved ones, or a general lift of spirits when there’s a vase of fresh-cut sunflowers on the kitchen table. The bright yellow petals of the sunflower and dinner plate size mimic the sun that shines high in the sky during the summer, making this flower a favorite for many. [caption id="attachment_1604" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by Roma Kaiuk[/caption] Sunflower origin Sunflowers date back to 3,000 B.C. in present-day Arizona. Native Americans used sunflowers in almost every area of life, from food to dye to snakebite treatment. In the 18th century, Peter the Great used sunflowers...

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