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Almond Flower

Almond Flower

The almond is a species of tree native to the Middle East, Asia and North Africa.
Almond trees generally range from 10 to 15 feet tall, their flowers range from white to pink and often resemble small roses.
Almond tree produces both sweet and bitter varieties of almonds. Sweet almonds are tasty, but bitter almonds should not be consumed in large quantity because they contain a toxic substances.
Almonds are known to have a variety of health benefits as they have healthy oil, protein and vitamins.
It earlier times, it was regarded as among the best of fruits.


Dandelion

Dandelion

Dandelion flower is native to Europe, Asia and America, but often regarded as weeds in many countries.
It is generally yellow in color and have medicinal properties to get relief from headaches, backaches and stomach cramps.
Their sharp leaves look like lion's teeth and seeds appear like little parachutes that fly away with the wind, spreading and growing more dandelions.
Dandelions are common broadleaf weed in most lawns, found in virtually every kind of habitat from rocky hillsides to fertile gardens and lawns.


Peony

Peony

The peony is a flowering plant native to Asia, Europe and Western North America.
Its flowers close at night or when the sky is overcast.
It is a traditional floral symbol of China and often used in celebrations and ceremonies.
They can live upto one hundread years.
Peony comes in almost every color except blue.
It is used for flavoring and medical purposes.
Netherlands is the largest peony cut flower producing country with about 50 million stems each year.


Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Agapanthus name is derived from scientific Greek of love and flower. It is believed to flower of love.
It is commonly known as lily of the Nile, as Nile is the largest river of Africa. However, they are not lilies and most of its species are native to Southern Africa.
In traditional medicine, agapanthus has been used for medical purposes and it is the plant of fertility and pregnancy. It is generally used in various medicines taken during pregnancy and is worn by women as a charm to bring strong, healthy babies.
Agapanthus is also worn by people who fear thunderstorms, as it is believed to take off thunder.
They are cultivated as garden and landscape plants.


Gerbera

Gerbera

Gerbera flower were named after German botanist Traugott Gerber from the 1700s
This flower head has lots of small petals. The flower head is a huge cluster of numerous small flowers. It is characteristic of the daisy and sunflower family.
Gerbera flowers are available in almost all colors of rainbow, except blue color.
Gerbera has commercial importance and is the fifth most used cut flower in the world after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip.
They are one of the longest lasting flowers when used for decoration purposes as a cut flower in a vase.


Lavender

Lavender

Lavender is old plant native to Europe, Africa and Asia. Its name is thought to be derived from Old French lavandre.
This plant is grown commercially for the production of essential oil of lavender which has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Its extracts are also used as fragrances for bath products.
Bees like lavender, and it is a good source of honey.
The verb originated from the Latin verb “lavare” which means ‘to wash’.
Lavender flowers are generally blue, violet or purple in color.






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