Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) come in a range of sizes for the garden from relatively short to very tall (like these) and a variety of colours. Not only are their flowers attractive to insects such as hoverflies, but when fruiting, their attractive seed-heads are irresistible to birds like finches.
Technical Information: Photographed with a Minolta Dimage Z1.|
Copyright Richard Burkmar 2004. Permission is hereby granted for anyone to use this image for non-commercial purposes which are of benefit to the natural environment. School pupils, students, teachers and educators are invited to use and reproduce the image freely. The photographer should be credited where practicable. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the copyright holder.|
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