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North American Harvest
Sunflowers are one of the few major food crops in the world from North America. Indigenous tribes grew sunflowers on the northern Great Plains approximately 3,000 years ago! Sunflowers are grown today for their oilseed, snacking, and birdseed.
Do sunflowers turn to face the sun? Some sunflower species are heliotropic, which means they follow the sun through the sky during the day and return to their original position each night. However, once the flower is fully grown, it stays facing east.