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Flow·er

(flow'ĕr),
William H., English surgeon and anatomist, 1831-1899. See: Flower bone, Flower dental index.
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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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The morning wind gently rocked them to and fro, and the sun shone warmly down upon the dewy grass, where butterflies spread their gay wings, and bees with their deep voices sung among the flowers; while the little birds hopped merrily about to peep at them.
On a silvery mushroom was spread the breakfast; little cakes of flower-dust lay on a broad green leaf, beside a crimson strawberry, which, with sugar from the violet, and cream from the yellow milkweed, made a fairy meal, and their drink was the dew from the flowers' bright leaves.
THE FLOWER GIRL [hopefully] I can give you change for a tanner, kind lady.
It was a lovely country, with plenty of flowers and fruit trees and sunshine to cheer them, and had they not felt so sorry for the poor Scarecrow, they could have been very happy.
But if you wish to see the Flower Queen's daughter go up the second mountain: the Dragon's old mother lives there, and she has a ball every night, to which the Flower Queen's daughter goes regularly.'
I could give many facts, showing how anxious bees are to save time; for instance, their habit of cutting holes and sucking the nectar at the bases of certain flowers, which they can, with a very little more trouble, enter by the mouth.
Just then the Tulip Society of Haarlem offered a prize for the discovery (we dare not say the manufacture) of a large black tulip without a spot of colour, a thing which had not yet been accomplished, and was considered impossible, as at that time there did not exist a flower of that species approaching even to a dark nut brown.
Then he touched the door with the flower, and it sprang open; so that he went in through the court, and listened when he heard so many birds singing.
And because the breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air (where it comes and goes like the warbling of music) than in the hand, therefore nothing is more fit for that delight, than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air.
* This flower is much noticed by Lewenhoeck and Tournefort.
They now thought of placing the boxes across the gutter, so that they nearly reached from one window to the other, and looked just like two walls of flowers. The tendrils of the peas hung down over the boxes; and the rose-trees shot up long branches, twined round the windows, and then bent towards each other: it was almost like a triumphant arch of foliage and flowers.
Botany was, I knew, a favourite study of his: and these flowers were to me so entirely new and mysterious, that I was really curious to see what a botanist would say of them.