- From Ancient Greek ἥλιος (helios, "sun") + ἄνθος (anthos, "flower"). Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778). (Wiktionary)
“I omitted to say that the word Helianthus is Greek for sunflower.”
“A couple of wannabes that I have on the place out by the pond are Helianthus tuberosus, Jerusalem artichoke.”
“The sunflower, Helianthus annuus, is a North American plant whose wild form looks like an aster or large daisy.”
“The sunchoke is the nonfibrous, plump tuber of a North American sunflower Helianthus tuberosus, whose traditional and obscure name is “Jerusalem artichoke.””
“Sunflower Seeds The flower of Helianthus annuus, the only North American native to become a significant world crop, is a composite of a hundred or more small flowers, each of which produces a small fruit like the “seed” of the strawberry, a single seed contained in a thin hull.”
“Prehistoric sunflower Helianthus annuus L. domestication in Mexico.”
“Cover illustration: Sunflower (Helianthus annuns L.)”
“Two intercrop patterns and sole crops of mustard (Brassica hirta Moench) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) were planted in 1988 and 1989 on a silt loam soil to examine mechanisms for overyielding in this intercrop system.”
“An experiment was conducted to evaluate the intercropping systems with oilseed crops, viz. sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.), sesame”
“Basella alba squash, Cucurbita spp. stone fruit, Prunus spp. sugarcane, Saccharum spp. sunflower, Helianthus annus sweet pepper.”
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