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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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