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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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