Saturday, December 11, 2010

Helianthus spp

The sunflower (Helianthus sp), this picture was taken by the side of the road today in Saraburi Provence of Thailand. At this time of the year Thais flock to have their pictures taken with the flowers against the beautiful back drop of the mountains.
Of course no self respecting Thai would miss the opportunity to taste some of the (I counted 14 different) dishes which are made by the sides of the fields.

A brief introduction to the biology of Helianthus can be found on wiki pages