Its low in saturated fats and high in Vitamin E and it is believed to be good for the heart. Many people see sunflowers as a spiritual flower. It also relates to self-respect, which means being authentic and unapologetically you. Mar 16, 2019 - Explore Jennifer Serrano's board "Meanings" on Pinterest. It may be due to the sun which is perceived to have an enduring life even though eventually it will die out. The meaning of the sunflower is related to longevity. A flower that as the day progresses is always looking for the direction of the sun, in order to fully absorb its rays. They are therefore a symbol of true and faithful loyalty to something that is much brighter and bigger than themselves. If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “fresh as a daisy,” this symbolism probably makes a lot of sense! This is helpful whenever you see an unsuspecting sunflower. Each of us must develop within ourselves the capacity to make our way through the darkness without any companions, maps or guides. It is used for many purposes from cooking oil, seed for birds and as color in dyes. Many people view this flower as being highly spiritual. The latin name of Helianthus Annuus comes from a combination of Greek words. She refused to eat and drink and just stared forlornly at Apollo. Save these until the spring, then plant them to see the Flower of Summer rise again.