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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Jan 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Where did the sunflower come from? How does it grow so tall? How can its thin stalk support such a large and heavy "head?" These and many other questions are answered in this dazzling book. Using lushly detailed illustrations and photographs, the book takes us inside the sunflower to examine its stem, root system, leaves, and flowering heads, proving an understanding of this unique plant s structure, growth, flowering, reproduction, and cultivation.

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Andrew Hipp is the plant systematist and herbarium curator at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of several natural history books for children, a field guide to spring woodland wildflowers of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and scientific articles on the taxonomy and evolution of Carex. Rachel D.Davis received her M.F.A. in printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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