30 Hopi Black Dye Sunflower seeds, Helianthus annuus
Annual. 90-100 days. Usually grows with multiple heads at various heights, always dark black seeds that leave a black spot on your fingers.
The seeds were used by Native Americans as a purple dye. Heirloom variety from the Hopi tribe. The black-seeded sunflowers are the highest in natural oils, and can be eaten as well.
Best to direct seed in the spring. Protect from young sprouts from birds. Thin to two feet apart.