Sunflowers are vegetation plants that produce sunflower seeds.
Sunflowers are tall plants. At maturity, they stand about two blocks tall and have a long green stem with three alternating leaves. At the top of the stem, is a large yellow and brown flowering head.
A young sunflower appears as a short green stem with three alternating leaves.
Sunflowers are primarily used for the production and farming of sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds can be planted in a block of dirt or compost to produce additional sunflowers and yielding more sunflower seeds. Harvesting of sunflower seeds is achieved by hand, or using a machete or spade (for best yield) on a mature sunflower. The upper (flower) half of a mature sunflower can be harvested separately from the lower half (stem). Leaving the upper half in place avoids the necessity of replanting.
When planted in a cold region, a sunflower will despawn when the ground is covered by a layer of snow.
A despawning sunflower will drop a seed. If mature when despawning, two will be dropped.