It's odd that so many things that we take for granted have histories that are borderline bizarre. So it is with the common or garden plant the sunflower. They originated in the Americas but would travel to the Old World and back – and back again – in their centuries old journey to what we know today. Zigzagging back and forth across the Atlantic like latterday Hollywood celebrities, these plants have an amazing history of which few are aware. Become one of thos in the know!