17 facts about Cornflower

11.Cornflowers bloom throughout the summer and at the end of summer, the plant disperses seeds.
Cornflowers often contaminate cereal and rapeseed crops, which is why they are considered a weed by farmers. A single plant can produce up to 800 seeds during its lifetime.
12.Cornflower petals are edible.
They can be eaten fresh, dried or cooked. They are used in tea blends, salads, and desserts as garnishes.
13.Cornflowers are used to obtain food coloring.
The protocyanins and other anthocyanins contained in the petals of this plant are used as dyes in the production of many foods, such as yogurt.
14.It is used in herbal medicine.
The inflorescence of the plant is most valued for its anti-inflammatory and protective properties for the digestive system. It contains quercetin, apigenin and caffeic acid derivatives. It also contains antioxidants such as ascorbic acid and phenolic compounds.
15.The cornflower has been the national flower of Estonia since 1918.
It is an important symbol in this region and is used by local politicians. For example, it appears in the logos of: Estonian Conservative People's Party or Finnish National Coalition Party.
16.It has been a symbol of social liberalism in Sweden since the early 20th century.
It is also the official flower of the Swedish province of Östergötland.
17.Cornflowers often appear in paintings.
One of the more famous paintings in which the cornflower motif appears is Vincent van Gogh's landscape painting Wheat Field with Cornflowers, created in July 1890. Cornflowers also appear on the canvases of Igor Grabar, Sergei Osipov or Issac Levitan.

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