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William H., English surgeon and anatomist, 1831-1899. See: Flower bone, Flower dental index.


(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.


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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A: Your flowerless stems and nibbled flowers are most likely the result of caterpillar damage.
Lower down the social scale, in the middle class villas, the Victorian shrubbery was still an essential but on a less expensive scale, it was virtually flowerless with privet ever present.
Critics struggling to account for Faulkner's botanical choice have concluded that the author conflated two or more types of verbena--the flowering varieties and the powerfully scented but flowerless lemon verbena--either, as Winifred Frazer argues, to suit his ends,(2) or, according to Jane Isbell Haynes, simply in error.
MAKE sure you prune certain varieties, or you'll encourage a thicket of flowerless stems which pests and diseases love.
Graham White of Sutton Coldfield has a flowerless Wisteria much to the annoyance of the rest of the family.
Ill-fitting exterior doors to common areas and a sparse, flowerless lawn conveyed a continuous negative impression of the property.
hidden in their lives', and presents to the world a voice of sympathetic involvement in the plight of the two flowerless ones: '"I know something that you don't know," said her Buddha.
Even with growth restrictions placed on plants by our abnormally dry spring season, flowerless plants are bursting with growth capabilities.