Sunday, June 13, 2010

Facts about Flowers




Facts about Flowers

The spice saffron comes from a certain type of crocus.

Tulip bulbs can be used in place of onions for cooking.

Women prefer pastel colored roses, men on the other hand prefer red.

The creamy-white bloom of the magnolia tree was designated the state flower of Louisiana in 1900 because of the abundance of trees throughout the state. Magnolia is an evergreen and the flower is usually fragrant. After the six to twelve petals of the flower have fallen away the large cone shaped fruit of the magnolia is exposed.

The cactus family is divided into more than 100 genera. For simplicity North American cacti are placed into five groups: the prickly pears, the saguaro cactus group, the hedgehog cacti, the barrel cacti, and the pin-cushion and fishhook cacti.

Germany’s national flower, centaurea is related with the emperor of old Germany. It has been called the “Emperor’s flower”. Because of the authoritative language of the flower’s name, it naturally has been considered the national flower. Its status was not changed after the republic of Germany was established.

The rose is the best-known symbol of beauty and love. A single rose signifies simplicity.

Tulips are one of the fastest developing flowers. They can grow up to an inch a day after being cut.

The scientific name for flowering plants is angiosperm, which means “seed bearing” from the Greek angos meaning “box” and sperm, “seed”, which comes from the ancient root “sper-”, meaning to scatter, from which we also get “sprout”.
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