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Flow·er

(flow'ĕr),
William H., English surgeon and anatomist, 1831-1899. See: Flower bone, Flower dental index.

flower

(flou´er) [Old Fr. flor, from L. flos, gen. floris ] the blossom of a plant; preparations of the flowers of some plants are used medicinally.
passion flower 
1. any plant of the genus Passiflora.
2. a preparation of the aerial parts of P. incarnata, having anxiolytic and sedative properties and used for anxiety and insomnia; also used in homeopathy.
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Fig. 161 Flower . A vertical section of a typical flower.

flower

the sexual reproductive structure of ANGIOSPERMS, consisting usually of four types of organs: SEPALS, PETALS, STAMENS and one or more CARPELS. See Fig. 161 . Some plants have unisexual flowers. When these are found on the same plant, the plant is described as MONOECIOUS; when on different plants, the plants are called DIOECIOUS. Many plants produce their flowers in clusters called INFLORESCENCES.

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Q. Can Bach flowers help with weight loss? I've been treated with Bach flowers once for another issue and it really helped, I was wondering if anyone has ever tried it to loose weight cause it seems a little far fetched...

A. I actually disagree with Nichole...certain bach flowers can help dain control and help you feel better with yourself, be more forgiving to yourself- things that sometimes are in our way when trying to loose weight... you should try it out- it can help with maintaining a normal healthy diet.

Q. Have you ever try Flower Essences for bipolar disorders??? I am Flower Essences practitioner as well as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist educated in Venezuela.I have wonderful experiences with Flower Essences and Alternative Terapies.

A. i never tried flower essence in any medical situation. maybe i will, i think it's worth a try. but about Bipolar disorder- changing medications that work and, even though they have unpleasant side effects, proven to help- could have destructive outcome. so in this case i don't think that it's wise to do so.

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Locally, the most spectacular display of flowering trees may be seen at Lake Balboa in Encino.
For example, heat generation has turned up in certain plants of these ancient lineages of flowering plants: the magnolias, Dutchman's pipes, star anises, custard apples, and water lilies.
For the first 4 or 5 days of the flowering season, carpenter bees approach the flowers from the legitimate end, the flare of the trumpet.
There is no better place in all of Southern California to view these fragrant beauties, flowering now in every shade of lilac-purple.
It is one of the few long- flowering plants - together with impatiens and begonias - that can be included in the repertoire of shade-tolerant species.
However, Coupland warns, transgenic plants often have an unusual form and structure that "might outweigh any advantage caused by improved flowering time.
VARIETIES: Daisies are the world's largest family of flowering plants, says John Sutton in his new book, ``The Plantfinder's Guide to Daisies'' (Timber Press; $34.