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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]]).
 
   
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==Historical Flower Types==
Flowers could be very symbolic during the middle ages, for example, the [[rose]] is much tied up with [[chivalry]].
 
 
Some flowers known during the medieval [[period]]:
 
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*[[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])
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]])
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*[[carnation]]s (see also [http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/Gillyflower-art.html Florilegium on Gillyflowers])
*[[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]]
   
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==External Links==
more information on period flower types: [[http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/gardens-msg.html]]
 
 
* [http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/gardens-msg.html Florilegium on Gardens]
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Latest revision as of 19:52, 21 May 2006

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.

Historical Flower Types

Some flowers known during the medieval period:

External Links