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A '''flower''' is the sexual gland of a [[plant]]. It produces nectar to attract insects, and pollen with which it shares its genes to other plants.
The sexual gland of a [[plant]].
 
   
 
Humans find flowers attractive for their beauty and scent. People also find some flowers useful as [[herb]]s (e.g. [[camomile]]), [[spice]]s (e.g. [[cloves]]), [[dyestuffs]] (e.g. [[saffron]] and [[safflower]]), [[garnish]]es, [[perfume]]s (e.g. [[lavender]]), food sweeteners (e.g. [[rosewater]]).
it produces nectar to attract insects, and pollen with which it shares it's genes to other plants.
 
   
 
Some flowers were very symbolic during the [[middle ages]]. For example, the [[rose]] is much tied up with [[chivalry]].
Humans find flowers attractive for their beauty and scent.
 
Humans also find some flowers useful as [[herb]]s (eg [[camomile]]), [[spice]]s (eg [[cloves]]), [[dyestuffs]] (eg [[saffron]] and [[safflower]]), [[garnish]]es, [[perfume]]s (eg [[lavender]]), food sweeteners (eg [[rosewater]]).
 
   
 
Some flowers known during the medieval [[period]]:
Flowers could be very symbolic during the middle ages, for example, the [[rose]] is much tied up with [[chivalry]].
 
 
*[[rose]]s (the old fashioned single petal varieties, not the modern varieties - see also [http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/roses-art.html Florilegium on Roses])
 
 
*[[carnation]]s (see also [http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/Gillyflower-art.html Florilegium on Gillyflowers])
Some flowers known during the medieval period:
 
*[[rose]]s (old fashioned single petal varieties, not the modern varieties - see [[http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/roses-art.html]])
 
*[[carnation]]s (see [[http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/Gillyflower-art.html]]
 
 
*[[winter rose]] or Helibore
 
*[[winter rose]] or Helibore
 
*[[violet]]
 
*[[violet]]
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*[[marigold]]
 
*[[marigold]]
   
more information on period flower types: [[http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/gardens-msg.html]]
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More information on period flower types:
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* [http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/gardens-msg.html Florilegium on Gardens]

Revision as of 16:47, 22 September 2005

A flower is the sexual gland of a plant. It produces nectar to attract insects, and pollen with which it shares its genes to other plants.

Humans find flowers attractive for their beauty and scent. People also find some flowers useful as herbs (e.g. camomile), spices (e.g. cloves), dyestuffs (e.g. saffron and safflower), garnishes, perfumes (e.g. lavender), food sweeteners (e.g. rosewater).

Some flowers were very symbolic during the middle ages. For example, the rose is much tied up with chivalry.

Some flowers known during the medieval period:

More information on period flower types: