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Blue rose

In the Victorian-era language of flowers, a red rose means true love, a white rose innocence or purity. What does a blue rose mean?

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Purple poison

There is one pretty purple flower that does not belong in your salad; it’s very poisonous. Which flower is it?

Flower song

The song, “In an English Country Garden” celebrates the abundance of flowers to be found in those gardens. Among others, the song names roses, foxgloves, snowdrops and:

The biggest flower

The largest individual flower in the world, Rafflesia arnoldii, grows in the rain forests of Sumatra and Borneo. Its common name is:

Look, don’t touch!

One lovely North American wildflower goes by the common names of jewelweed and touch-me-not. It is called jewelweed because its blossoms look like hanging jewels, but why is it called touch-me-not?

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Make mine vanilla, please

Which flowering plant does the vanilla bean come from?

Sweet William

Dianthus is a pretty little flower with a spicy scent, welcome in many gardens. One of its common names is Sweet William, but the Scots call it:

Flower power

Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, made careful observations of flowering plants, and thus discovered a novel use for flowers. He showed that flowers can be used to:

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World’s smallest flower

Wolffia, the world’s smallest flower is very hard to see, and not only because it is barely a millimeter across. What is the other reason?

Ah, the rose

Ah, the rose, the flower most popular with playwrights and poets. Who said, “Any nose may ravage with impunity a rose”?

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