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Flower Glossary: Sunflower
Sunflower stems are incredibly buoyant and, before more modern materials were created, they were used as life vest filling! In decorative objects, sunflowers were commonly used to represent power and importance. For example, in mirrors, sculpture and ceramics, sunflowers would face a person (for example, Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’) to indicate they were the center of the universe.