Annual, height up to 1 m, width of the bush 30-35 cm. The stem is branched, with whitish gloss. Leaves are dense, sessile, oblong-lanceolate, dentate. They resemble the greenery of artichoke or thistle and, like them, are equipped with sharp thorns. Varieties designed to grow on a cut, are less prickly. The inflorescences appear between June and September, they are 3.5 cm in diameter and are painted yellow or orange or orange-red. Fruit is achene. Seeds are sown in April-May right in the open ground, as transplantation of sprouts leads to their growth disturbance. Saflor loves warmth and bright sunlight. He can grow in any land as long as it is not too wet. Safflowlower is quite drought-resistant. However, the plant needs a lot of nutrients, so it is better to choose loose sandy or loamy soil and provide good drainage. Chinese traditional medicine knew about it back in 1061. It is used in diseases of the heart and coronary vessels. If you cook with safflower oil (made from seeds), cholesterol decreases. Flowers have a laxative and choleretic effect. Safflower flowers are used as components of flower tips. It is beautiful because it paints fabrics (Buddhists paint their clothes with this paint), dye food products. It is also a part of dry blushes. Prepare the edge flowers basket in July - August; seeds - in September. for live bouquets safflower cut at the moment when the first flowers open. To make compositions of dried flowers shoots are dried, cutting them when all the flowers are fully open. seeds for planting flowers.