When in golden form, you attract the sunshine with your vivaciousness. People flock to you for your dose of optimism. You are a giant sunflower. This is your sunflower pin, modeled after the esteemed Helianthus and reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower series and his happy times. When designer Janet Mavec wanted to design the sunflower lapel pin, she wanted to give it a personality.
This sunflower pin is retro yet modern. The small sunflower statement will make you stand out even when you wear it on the lapel of a regular jacket or sweater. It hints at your avant-garde nature—all the while lifting the mood of your outfit subtly with its tiny shimmer.
All of the about 70 species of Helianthus are native to the Americas, most of them in North America (only three are native to South America).
They follow the rules of the Fibonnaci numbers.
The giant whorled sunflower (Helianthus verticillatus) is an endangered species.
Van Gogh and Helianthus are inextricably linked. In 1888, the artist painted a series of them to hang in Gauguin’s bedroom in the Yellow House in the South of France, where both of them would work.
In France, a sunflower is a tournesol. Seeds were imported to Europe in the 16th century.
South Dakota should be the Sunflower State (not Kansas). Worldwide, the Ukraine and Russia lead.