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Sunflower time-lapse

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See the tiny disc (disk) florets at the center of a sunflower head open in waves. This sunflower time-lapse video by Neil Bromhall captures each burst of blooms.

There are around 70 species in the genus Helianthus. Tightly packed into a spiral at the head’s center, disc florets are small flowers that mature into sunflower seeds, the plant’s fruit. The outer flowers are ray florets.

Young sunflower heads are famous for heliotropism or tilting toward the sun, but generally face eastward as they reach the stage seen in this video.

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Watch more time-lapse videos by Neil Bromhall, including:
From seed to sapling: Time lapse of an oak tree
• Time lapse summer lawn daisies grow, get cut, & regrow
• Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria), a time lapse of growth

Bonus: TKSST’s collection of Fibonacci-related videos and Spring, an epic 4K flower time-lapse that took 3 years to make.

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