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This is Schlumbergera, commonly called Christmas Cactus, because it flowers in winter. What is it called in southeast Brazil, where it occurs in the wild?
Flor de Maio (May flower). In Brazil, the genus is referred to as Flor de Maio (May flower), reflecting the period in which they flower in the Southern hemisphere.
Where is saffron crocus most abundant in the wild?
Nowhere. The saffron crocus is a triploid that is incapable of independent sexual reproduction — all propagation is via manual "divide-and-set" of a starter clone. It may have emerged via plant breeding in late Bronze-Age Crete.
What is the use of lily of the valley for?
As a heart medicine. Lily of the valley increases the strength of heart contraction and is used in the initial stages of heart failure. It is also very toxic at overdose. Death poisoning in children after eating a few berries or drinking water from a vase in which a lily of the valley bouquet was made was described.
Which flower is traditionally worn by Hawaiian girls?
Hibiscus. If the flower is worn behind the left ear, the woman is married or in a relationship. If the flower is worn on the right, she is single or openly available for a relationship. The hibiscus is Hawaii's state flower.
What plant is that?
Bougainvillea are popular ornamental plants in most areas with warm climates.
What color are cucumber flowers?
Yellow. Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cucumiform fruits that are used as vegetables. Cucumber plants produce separate male and female flowers on each plant, both in yellow color.
Which plants are used to clean up soil and water contaminated with hazardous chemicals?
Sunflowers can be used to extract toxic ingredients from the soil, such as lead, arsenic and uranium. They are also used to neutralize radionuclides and other toxic ingredients and harmful bacteria from water. They were used to remove radioactive isotopes after the Chernobyl disaster and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.