Sunflower (ひ ま わ り) is one of the wonderful colors of Japan.
Sunflower flower means happiness, joy, energy and symbolizes hope and recovery in Japan.
And its yellow color or the orange hues of the petals symbolize warmth, loyalty, enthusiasm and vitality, reflecting the positive energy of the sun.
Sunflower is an annual plant native to North America that produces large sun-like flowers from its sharply elevated stems. It is approximately 30 cm in diameter and can reach up to 3 meters in height, in Japan the flowering season runs from late July to late August.
All parts of the flower are used. Its seeds, stems and leaves are often used as medicines. Sunflower seed oil is an edible oil, the seed is also used to feed birds and livestock. In Brazil the seed is used in the production of biodies.