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Sun & Sunflowers Lokta Card

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Each of our cards is blank on the inside for your personal messages, while the back features an educational and informative story that compliments the artwork on the front.

Web images are displayed with Acorn Designs faint watermark but actual cards are printed and shipped without the watermark.

Cards are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper (minimum 50% post-consumer). The inks used in printing are vegetable-oil based. Each card measures 41/2″ x 61/4″.

Made in the USA

Description

Members of the Compositae family, sunflowers are North American natives. Archeological evidence supports Native Americans cultivating sunflowers in the Four Corners area about 3000 BC; domestication of sunflowers probably occurred before that of corn. Besides being grown for their beauty, sunflowers are grown commercially to produce sunflower oil as well as edible seeds.

All plant life on earth is intimately linked to the Sun. The scientific name of the sunflower, Helianthus, is derived from "Helios" meaning "sun" and "Anthos" meaning "flower"; these large flowers indeed track the path of the Sun’s journey across the sky each day as if to underscore the importance of this ancient connection. The large showy sunflower heads produce hundreds of edible seeds attracting birds and butterflies. The cheerful sunflower faces have become symbols for optimism, productivty and beauty.

artwork by Christi Sobel © 2002
text by Steve Sierigk

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