There is something sweet and old-fashioned about a Sunflower. It is the state flower of Kansas, and it grows throughout North America. What I always thought of as a weed is actually a plant of many uses. It provides a healthy cooking oil, animal food, silage, and those familiar sunflower seeds the birds and we eat. Sunflowers are, I think, the perfect symbol that summer has arrived.
"What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."