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Q:
Do sunflowers have nectar?
- Wanting
Tampines North Primary School, SIngapore
A:
Yes! Sunflowers are actually a lot like every other sort of flower - they make nectar and pollen and bees can use them to make honey! The reason that sunflowers look so much different from other flowers is because the 'head' of the sunflower is actually made up of as many as 4,000 little flowers all clustered together. (Each one will make a seed that will be good to eat once the plant dies.) For some really good pictures and everything you ever wanted to know about sunflowers, check out this site:

All About Sunflowers

-Tamara

(republished on 07/18/06)

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