Flowers mark the beginning of warm weather. There are thousands of varieties that bring color into our lives. Let's see if you can guess a few of them by playing this game!
Roses can be given on many occasions and are not only reserved for your sweetheart. Each color has a meaning and can be given to family, friends and acquaintances.
Like potatoes, tomatoes, and corn, sunflowers didn't originate in Europe. They were cultivated in North America. They were brought to Russia by royalty because sunflower oil was the only oil that wasn't banned during Lent.
Cooked and sweetened petals of peony are eaten in China as a dessert. Fresh petals can be eaten in a salad or used as a garnish for lemonade. Peony is one of the most popular flowers used in wedding bouquets. It is also the official flower for the 12th wedding anniversary.
Lilies can be white, yellow, orange, red, purple, or pink in color and can be covered with different types of freckles. Only white and tiger lilies are known for their beautiful smell. Other lilies are odorless.
Iris means "rainbow" in the Greek language. The name refers to the iris's ability to produce flowers in a variety of colors. Iris rhizome, also known as "orris root," is used commonly in the industry of perfumes and deodorants.
The name lavender comes from the Latin verb, lavare, which means to wash. Over 2,500 years ago, lavender was used in Egypt during the mummification process. The scent of lavender deters mice, flies, mosquitoes, and other pests.
Poinsettia's main attraction is not its flowers, but its leaves. The flowers of the plant are the yellow clustered buds in the center, and the leaves change color in response to the flowering of this plant. Red is the most popular color, accounting for roughly three quarters of all sales nationwide, followed by white and pink.
Lovers of hydrangea beware: do not eat them, they are moderately toxic. Lana del Rey gives this flower a call-out in her song, "Old Money." In Asia, giving someone pink hydrangeas symbolizes that you are the beat to their heart.
Chrysanthemum is a compound inflorescence. It is made of many individual flowers, called florets. Florets in the center of the flower are called disk florets, while the ones that surround the center are ray florets.
The Greek meaning of the word "anthurium" is "tail flower." The heart-shaped open flower symbolizes hospitality. Other names for anthurium, due to a specific shape or color, are painted tongue, tail flowers, flamingo flowers, boy flowers, and painter’s palette.
The fruit of camellia is a dry capsule which is divided into as many as 5 segments. Each segment is filled with 1 to 8 seeds. Japanese camellia is the state flower of Alabama. Leaves of camellia are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat asthma .
The word tulip comes from a Persian word, delband, which means turban, probably because the flower is somewhat turban-shaped. The Netherlands is the world's main producer of commercially sold tulips, producing as many as 3 billion bulbs annually, mostly for export.
The reasoning behind the pansy being the symbol of forethought is in both the flower’s name and appearance. The pansy derives its name from the French word pensée, which means thought. The French also believed that the pansy resembled a human face.
Dahlias were originally grown as a food crop because of their edible tubers. People have suggested that they taste like a cross between carrot, celery, and potatoes. Dahlias belong to the Asteraceae (Aster) family, along with daisies and sunflowers.
Gerbera flowers were named after Traugott Gerber, a botanist and physician from the 1700s. Gerbera daisies are the fifth-most-used flower in cut arrangements and bouquets, after roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, and tulips.