PlantTherapy: Sunflowers

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Sunflower in bloom at Windsor Terrace, BKLYN

Right now you can get local bouquets of these at the Greenmarkets across the city. A bundle of little suns to put in a vase. I was passing by this one in Windsor Terrace with its upturned head and remembered an abiity of the sunflower: heliotropism. The bud will track the movement of the sun across the sky every day, eventually stopping when the bud stage ends and the neck of the stem stiffens.

matt at apartment therapy dot com

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