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Thumb of 2014-10-27/plantladylin/895b90@plantladylin submitted this image in the Annuals category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

plantladylin added a caption:Common Sunflower - Helianthus annuus
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 12, 2014 9:37 PM CST
This sunflower had a certain character with the few petals pulled inward towards the face, as if it was shy and didn't want to expose all of its sunny face to us just yet!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 12, 2014 9:52 PM CST
Bev, thank you, what a great description of that bloom! Even though it wasn't fully opened yet, it still made me smile!
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 26, 2014 6:10 PM CST
webesemps said:This sunflower had a certain character with the few petals pulled inward towards the face, as if it was shy and didn't want to expose all of its sunny face to us just yet!


Now that you say that I totally see it!! Great description.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 26, 2014 6:27 PM CST
Hurray!

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