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Most flowers have their common names with some having their botanical names,
family relation and Latin names, which are universal worldwide.
Some flower symbols and meanings are also available.   
      
 


African Daisy


Alpine Dwarf Aster


Agastache Blue Fortune


Anemone


Alyssum Gold


Astilbe


Astericus
Golden Dollar


Azalea

 
 
Flower Note Cards


Begonia
Semperflorens


Begonia
Tuberhybridia


Begonia
Red Dragon Wing


Blue Dwarf


Bleeding Hearts


Bonfire Salvia


Bouquets


Bromeliads


Bitter Root

 


California Poppy


Canterbury Bells


Canna Lily


Chaenomeles


Cherrie Blossoms


Chinese Wisteria


Clematis O'Henry


Clematis


Clematis Jackman


Cleome Rose Queen


Cosmo
Bipinnatus


Cosmo


Cosmo
Lemon Symphony


Coleus Kong Red


Crocus


Creeping Speedwell


Creeping Phlox


Cyclamen


Cone White


Chrysanthemum


Dahlia
Seduction


Dahlia White


Dahlia
Touch of Class


Dahlia
Apricot


Dahlia
Wheels


Dahlinova


Daffodil


Delphinium
 Blue Bird


Dogwood


Daisy


Egyptian 'Lotus'


Easter Bonnet

   


Forsythia


Foxglove


Flowering Maple


Freesia
 

 


Gerbera Daisy


Ganzia


Gaillardia Hybrid Fanfare


Grape Hysiths

 


Heliconia
Mini-latispatha


Hibiscus


Hosta


Hydrangea


Hyacinth


Iris


Iberis Purity

  


Japanese Pieris


Lily of the Valley


Lilacs


Lysimachia
Walkabout Sunset


Osteospermum Daisy


Orange Vol
Daylily 
Lilies


Marigold


Marigold


Magnolia


Mini Rose Vine Supertunias


Musa Ornata Pink


Monarda
Jacob Cline


Mountain Laurels


Mourning Glory
Grandpa Ott


Moyuyo


Mum
w/Syrphid Fly


Maestro

 


Nagano Heliotropium Arborescens

 

Top


Orchid
s


Ornamental Grass

   


Poinsettia
Xmas Flower


Patriot Desert Sunset


Platycodon Grandiflorum


Pansie


Pompon Chrysanthemum


Papaver Wonderland


Peace Lilly


Pussy Willows


Primerose


Peony


Primula


Send flowers to your home or to a loved one and select from many different arrangements and varieties for every kind of personality.


Rose


Red Torch Ginger


Rhododendron


Red Anthurium

 
Ranuculus


Rodilla de Caballo

   


 


Sunflowers


Sunflower
Perennial


Salvia


Sun Star


Strawflower
Sundaze Pink


Sofie Cascade
 Ivy Geranium


Sisyrinchium


Snap Dragon


Snowdrops


Surfina


Tulip


Tackseed
Coreopsis


Thymus


Tiarella Foam Flower


Tropical


Viola Etain


Victoria Cross Poppy


Victoria Blue
Salvia Farinacea


Viburnum Watanabei


Violet


Yucca?


Zannia


Zonal Geranium

  
  


20 Flowers Collage Poster


70 Flowers Collage Poster

  
 
Wild Flowers  (Some of Connecticut's Native Flora)

   

 


Asiatic day Flower


Butterfly Weed


Birdfoot Trefoil


Basil
Mountain-mint


Buttercup


Ox-eye Daisy


Cardinal Flower


Chicory


Dandelion


Dog Rose


Daisy Rudbeckia
Black-Eyed Susan


Egg Plant


Eupatorium


Horse Nettle


Indian Paintbrush


Jewelweed Spotted
Touch-me-not


Marsh Marigold


Red Clover


Red Columbine


Rue Anemone


Scarlet Pimpernel


Sulfur Cinquefoil


Thistle


True Forget Me Not


Queen Ann's Lace


Water Lily


Wild Phlox


Wild Violet

 


Cucumber

How important are Flowers?
Most of our Foods and Medicines are derived from Flowers.

Flower (Wiki)   (French flo(u)r) (Latin florem flos)


Flower also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flower plants, the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms. The flower structure contains the plant's organs, and its function is to produce seeds through reproduction. For the higher plants, seeds are the next generation, and serve as the primary means by which individuals of a species are dispersed across the landscape either by pollination from insects, birds, bats or the wind. After fertilization, portions of the flower develop into a fruit containing the seeds. The grouping of flowers on a plant is called the inflorescence. In addition to serving as the reproductive organs of flowering plants, flowers have long been admired and used by humans, mainly to beautify their environment but also as a source of food.
Many flowers in nature have evolved to attract animals to pollinate the flower, the movements of the pollinating agent contributing to the opportunity for genetic recombination within a dispersed plant population. Flowers that are insect-pollinated are called entomophilous (literally "insect-loving"). Flowers commonly have glands called nectaries on their various parts that attract these animals. Birds and bees are common pollinators: both having color vision, thus opting for "colorful" flowers.
Some flowers have patterns, called nectar guides, that show pollinators where to look for nectar; they may be visible to us or only under ultraviolet light, which is visible to bees and some other insects. Flowers also attract pollinators by scent.
Many of their scents are pleasant to our sense of smell, but not all. Some plants, such as Rafflesia, the titan arum, and the North American pawpaw (Asimina triloba), are pollinated by flies, so they produce a scent imitating rotting meat.
Flowers pollinated by night visitors such as bats or moths are especially likely to concentrate on scent which can attract pollinators in the dark rather than color:
Most such flowers are white.

The first evidence of a flower was found in a fossil, named Archaefructus, believed to be 125 million years old. Hengduan Mountain Region in southwest China is believed to be the birthplace of all flowers. Hengduan Mountain Region contains about 30,000 species of flowering plants and ferns, compared to about 20,000 for all of North America north of Mexico. Amborella trichopoda is believed to be the first flower based on DNA evidence. Flowering plants are the most abundant and ecologically successful group of plants on earth.

And ever since then, flowers have been an essential part of our history, our spiritual growth and an inspiration for millions. They have found a way into our hearts, by sight and smell, giving enlightenment and self realization. So it is no surprise that flowers are National Symbols, State Symbols and symbolic to many beliefs and teachings around the world.

Rafflesia arnoldii (titan arum) is the world's largest flower at 3 feet across.
Found in the Sumatra and Borneo regions of Indonesia. Its odor has been
described as similar to rotting flesh.
Another large flower is the rare and threatened Amorphophallus titanum plant that grows an incredible 6 to 7 inches a day & also emits a strong odor, thus the name 'corpse flower'.

Wolffia flower is the worlds smallest flower which floats on the surface of quiet streams and ponds. The entire plant, flower and all, is less than a millimeter long.
A bouquet of a dozen could fit on the head of a pin

These are just some of the things that I have learned about flowers, and all because of that one day in the spring of 2004, I decided to take a super macro close up of a flower, and after viewing it on my computer screen I realized I have been over looking one of the most fascinating things this world has ever created, flowers.

There are about 300,000 plant species on Earth. Plants are the only life forms that can produce their own food using energy from sunlight. Plants produce almost all of the oxygen in the air that humans and other animals breathe. Plants are also an important source of food, building materials, and other resources that make life possible for Earth’s animals.

Mind of Plants : Documentary on The Intelligence of Plants (youtube)

Jonathan Drori: The Beautiful Tricks of Flowers (video)

Stefano Mancuso: The Roots of Plant Intelligence, root brain theory  (video)

Ameenah Gurib Fakim: Humble Plants that hide Surprising Secrets 

The Secret Life Of Plants with Music by Stevie Wonder  (youtube)

Roger Roger - Rhapsody In Green I - Effluves Plant Music Sound Track (youtube)

The Private Life of Plants with David Attenborough  (vimeo)

The Beauty of Pollination - Moving Art  (youtube)

Study shows Plants talk through the Roots

Environmental Awareness

Plants dominate every terrestrial environment, composing ninety-nine per cent of the
biomass
on earth. By comparison, humans and all the other animals are, in the words of one plant neurobiologist, “just traces.” Plants are able to sense and optimally respond to so many environmental variables—light, water, gravity, temperature, soil structure, nutrients, toxins, microbes, herbivores, chemical signals from other plants—that there may exist some brainlike information-processing system to integrate the data and coördinate a plant’s behavioral response.

Plant Perception (physiology)
Plant Behavior (neuro)
International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology
Plant Molecular Biology

Plant Cell

 


 

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.
 (Shigenori Kameoka)

All plants are our brothers and sisters.
They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them. (
Arapaho)

If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere. (Vincent van Gogh)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen,
nor touched but are felt in the heart.  (
Helen Keller)
 

Inspirational Quotes         Life Quotes

 

 


 

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