‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
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As the daylight dwindles, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas.
Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic …

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Flower of the Day: Sunflower

Submitted by on May 12, 2012 – 12:20 pmNo Comment

American state legislatures spend time debating which flower best represents their state.

In Kansas, the choice was obvious: the sunflower (specifically Helianthus annuus). Next door in Missouri, it’s (inexplicably) the hawthorn blossom (Crataegus), which is more common in the southern part of the state than the north.

In Iowa, they decided on the wild prairie rose (Rosa pratincola). Nebraska went with the (atchoo!) goldenrod (Soldiago gigantea) and Colorado with the Rocky Mountain columbine (Aquilegia caerules).

What’s your state’s flower? If you don’t know, check out this list.

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