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Word of the Week: Bilabiate

bilabiate [ bahy-ley-bee-it, -eyt ] adjective: having two lips     The first recorded use of the word bilabiate was in 1720, with the meaning still used today. In botany, the term is applied to flowers having long, narrow, tubular … Continue reading

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Blooming Red, White, and BLUE

We wrap up our celebration of patriotic color flowers with those that are shades and tints of blue. Some of the pictured flowers may tend more toward a lavender hue, because in nature blue flowers constitute “less than 10 percent of the 280,000 species of flowering plants” according to David Lee, an emeritus professor at Florida International University. Continue reading

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