Helianthus annuus
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Habitat: Open fields and roadsides throughout Colorado.

Edibility: Edible

Color: Green / yellow

Sunflower seeds are the most common part that is eaten. Seeds can be ground and made into cakes. They can be also be roasted. Seeds can be ground and placed into water where the shells will float to the top. Some people have allergic reactions when they brush sunflower plants and can become itchy.

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