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Posted: Wed,15 Jul 2020 02:58:36 GMT
1. Roses are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds.
2. Tulip bulbs were more valuable than gold in Holland in the 1600s.
3. Ancient civilizations burned aster leaves to ward off evil spirits.
4. Tulip bulbs can be substituted for onions in a recipe.
5. Chrysanthemums are associated with funerals in Malta and are considered unlucky.
6. The very expensive spice, saffron, comes from a type of crocus flower.
7. The largest flower in the world is the titan arums, which produce flowers 10 feet high and 3 feet wide. The flowers smell of decaying flesh and are also known as corpse flowers, as pictured at the top of this post. Creative Commons Flickr photo courtesy of un_cola.
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Tom Vell
Good Information
July 16, 2020