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🌻 Sunflower emoji

[ suhn-flou-er ih-moh-jee ]

What does 🌻 Sunflower emoji mean?

The Sunflower emoji 🌻 depicts a sunflower. It is commonly used to represent sunflowers, nature, and sunny weather. The Sunflower emoji 🌻 is also sometimes used in reference to the state of Kansas, which is known as the β€œSunflower State” and whose state flower is the wild sunflower.

In early 2022, there was a significant increase in use of the Sunflower emoji 🌻 on social media, specifically as a symbol of solidarity with the Ukrainian people during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, whose national flower is the sunflower. In this context, the Sunflower emoji 🌻 was often used alongside the Flag of Ukraine emoji πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦.

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Where does 🌻 Sunflower emoji come from?

sunflower emoji on light green background

The Sunflower emoji 🌻 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji depicts a bright yellow sunflower with a stalk and two green leaves. Depending on the platform, the sunflower is either depicted realistically or is stylized.

In 2022, the sunflower became a symbol of resistance among the Ukrainian people during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, whose national flower is the sunflower. Use of the Sunflower emoji 🌻 as a symbol of resistance and solidarity increased after a viral video showed a Ukrainian woman confronting Russian soldiers and telling them to fill their pockets with sunflower seeds so that sunflowers would grow after they were killed in battle.

Many people on social media began to use the Sunflower emoji 🌻 and the Flag of Ukraine emoji πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦Β in posts or after their username as a way to show support for Ukraine.

Examples of 🌻 Sunflower emoji

Stay strong #Ukraine 🌻🌻🌻
@CoreyLives, February 28, 2022
I grow sunflowers in my garden. I can’t wait to plant them this year. 🌻
@roxy_mojo, February 28, 2022
As Russia continues to invade Ukraine, you might start seeing more sunflower emojis 🌻 online β€” a subtle nod of solidarity with Ukraine, the country's national flower.
Christianna Silva, Mashable, February 2022
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Who uses 🌻 Sunflower emoji?

The Sunflower emoji 🌻 is often used to refer to sunflowers and natural beauty.

Sometimes, the Sunflower emoji 🌻 is used in reference to Kansas, which is known as β€œthe Sunflower State” and whose state flower is the sunflower.

During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Sunflower emoji 🌻 was commonly used on social media to show solidarity with Ukraine.

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