Friday, November 11, 2011

Chrysanthemums...a significant historical plant...and smells nice too

They are my favorite flowering plant. A crisp Fall breeze clears the nose and then followed by a whiff the flowering Chrysanthemum.

In 1790, chrysanthemums were introduced into England from China. These hardy plants have since been found native in Japan, northern Africa, and southern Europe. Their flowers come in every color except blue. Their blooms come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. Some are spherical in shape and have incurved petals at the center. Some have tubular-shaped petals of unequal length with little hooks at the end. Spoon Chrysanthemums have rather flat petals that are spoon-shaped at the end. Anemone Chrysanthemums have fairly flat, thin petals with shorter tubular petals in the center.

Chrysanthemums [Wikipedia]

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