The official sunflower height-record belongs to Hans-Peter Schiffer, who grew the 27' sunflower that is listed as the tallest sunflower in the Guinness World Records.
The sunflower turns its "head" toward the sun throughout the day.
The sunflower it native to the Americas. Among the nicknames of Kansas we find the "Sunflower State".
The sunflower is the national flower of Russia where most sunflowers grow today. These were originally imported from America.
Van Gogh and Picasso loved to paint sunflowers.
This writer once had two 30' rows of 12' high sunflower in his 1/4 acre garden while pastor of a rural church in Virginia.
Several persons of the past bragged about the height of their sunflowers. Crispin de Pass probably won the prize for he claimed that one Sunflower that was "sown in the Royal Garden at Madrid in Spain, it grew to twenty four feet."
Sunflowers are an important source of edible oil and the seeds are used for food. Birds love them--feed a bird.
The sunflower is the official flower of the Vegan Society.
The roots of the sunflower are able to absorb strontium and cesium. For this reason these roots were able to remove about 95% of the radiation following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
The processed stalks of sunflowers were once used in life preservers.