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Facts About Flowers by knewthis.com

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  Facts About Flowers The spice saffron comes from a certain type of crocus.   Tulip bulbs can be used in place of onions for cooking.   Women prefer pastel colored roses, men on the other hand prefer red.   The creamy-white bloom of the magnolia tree was designated the state flower of Louisiana in 1900 because of the abundance of trees throughout the state. Magnolia is an evergreen and the flower is usually fragrant. After the six to twelve petals of the flower have fallen away the large cone shaped fruit of the magnolia is exposed.   The cactus family is divided into more than 100 genera. For simplicity North American cacti are placed into five groups: the prickly pears, the saguaro cactus group, the hedgehog cacti, the barrel cacti, and the pin-cushion and fishhook cacti.   Germany’s national flower, centaurea is related with the emperor of old Germany. It has been called the “Emperor’s flower”. Because of the authoritative language of the flower’s name, it nat