Floral Dictionary: Snapdragons

Floral Dictionary: Snapdragons

Antirrhinums are a genus of plants commonly known as Snapdragons or dragon flowers because of the flowers’ fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed. They are native to rocky areas of Europe, the United...
Floral Dictionary: Hydrangea

Floral Dictionary: Hydrangea

Hydrangea is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea. First...
Floral Dictionary: Tulips

Floral Dictionary: Tulips

The tulip is a Eurasian and North African genus of perennial, bulbous plants in the lily family. Tulips are Spring blooming herbaceous herbs with showy flowers, of which around 75 wild species are currently accepted. Cultivation of  tulips began in Persia, probably in...
Floral Dictionary: Orchids

Floral Dictionary: Orchids

The source of Vanilla, Orchids are one of the most popular wedding flowers. Throughout the world, more than 17,000 Orchid species are known, and varieties vary in size and shape. Oncidium blossoms are 1 1/2 to 1 inch and are usually yellow with orange-red markings....
Floral Dictionary: Freesia

Floral Dictionary: Freesia

Named after the German physician Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese, freesia – with their bell-shaped blooms and sweet, citrus scent – are among the most popular fragrant flowers. Stems are usually 10 to 18 inches long with little or no foliage. The bell-shaped freesia...
Floral Dictionary: Anemone

Floral Dictionary: Anemone

The name anemone comes from the Greek word for “windflower.” According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis. The genus Anemone consists of 120 species of perennial flowering plants, which...

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