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PoisonMind t1_j0bq12a wrote

Yeah, we're registered as a monarch waystation.. You need milkweed, a source of nectar, and water. We planted sunflowers and green and gold, and the birds planted partridge peas and bone set. The sunflowers in particular are fun to watch because they support so many animals, they're like their own little ecosystem: aphids, ants, grasshoppers, mantises, spiders, butterflies, bees, wasps, birds, and squirrels.


TheSunflowerSeeds t1_j0bq2gb wrote

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a living annual plant in the family Asteraceae, with a large flower head (capitulum). The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 metres tall, with a flower head that can be 30 cm wide. Other types of sunflowers include the California Royal Sunflower, which has a burgundy (red + purple) flower head.