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How Sunflowers Follow the Sun's Path: A Circadian Clock Revealed

Sunflower Plants

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  • Sunflower plants are giving scientists a look into how circadian clocks affect not only mammals, but also help control growth in plants
  • Circadian clocks appear to control not only growth, but also increase heat to the plant attracting more pollinating insects, which are important for seed development
  • Sunflower seeds and sprouts pack a powerful punch in your diet and may even help protect your brain and relieve depression

By Dr. Mercola

Sunflower seeds are packed with nutrients, great for snacks and are a tasty addition to your salad. Sunflower plants have also given scientists a peek into the world of how plants use circadian rhythms to improve their growth and ensure propagation.


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