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Common Sunflowers After The Storm

August 26th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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“The sunflower is native to the Americas. The evidence thus far is that it was first domesticated in Mexico, by at least 2600 BC. It may have been domesticated a second time in the middle Mississippi Valley, or been introduced there from Mexico at an early date, as maize was. The earliest known examples of a fully domesticated sunflower north of Mexico have been found in Tennessee and date to around 2300 BC. Many indigenous American peoples used the sunflower as the symbol of their solar deity, including the Aztecs and the Otomi of Mexico and the Incas in South America.” Quoted From Sunflower on Wikipedia.com. Photo taken near Collingston Utah August 2009 by David Densley.

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