Kansas State Flower - Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Kansas State Flower


(Helianthus annuus)

The Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), designated as the official state flower of Kansas, is a vibrant and iconic symbol of the state's natural beauty and agricultural heritage. Renowned for its striking appearance and impressive height, this native North American plant features large, golden-yellow blooms with dark central disks that follow the sun throughout the day, earning it the name "sunflower." In Kansas, the Sunflower not only adorns the landscape but also serves as a representation of the state's abundant fields of crops and the resilience of its farming communities. With its bright and cheerful presence, the Sunflower embodies the spirit of Kansas, known as the "Sunflower State."

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