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petal

any of the separate parts of the corolla of a flower. Often brightly coloured, the petal is a modified leaf and is important in flowers pollinated by insects (see ENTOMOPHILY).
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Her petals are done up close, almost like a dahlia,' the Tiger-lily interrupted: 'not tumbled about anyhow, like yours.
But that's not YOUR fault,' the Rose added kindly: 'you're beginning to fade, you know--and then one can't help one's petals getting a little untidy.
Then she brought him water in a petal, which he drank, after which he related to her how he had torn one of his wings on a bramble, so that he could not fly as fast as the other swallows, who had flown far away to warmer lands.
He shook off the few drops of moisture which clung to its petals.
In the huge gilt Venetian lantern, spoil of some Doge's barge, that hung from the ceiling of the great, oak-panelled hall of entrance, lights were still burning from three flickering jets: thin blue petals of flame they seemed, rimmed with white fire.
The dancers are the Velvet Petals and they open themselves towards the light and dig deep to pull us through the darkness.
colorful confetti or served whole on a cake, the petals have a
It's a no-fuss hardy annual - you can plant the seeds where you'd like them to grow either in spring or autumn and it doesn't require good soil as it will do well on poor soil in sun or partial how dazzling petals are
Punjab government installed a Dehydrator in Floriculture office, situated at old Shujabad road to facilitate farmers in getting rose petals dried.
In addition to the fruits, the petals of the flowers can be consumed (decoration of dishes, salads, sweets) since they have a pleasant taste and intense color.
Makes 6 Ingredients 200g ready-made puff pastry 1 egg, beaten 75ml Greek yoghurt 75ml creme fraiche 2 egg yolks 1 tbsp rose water 1 tbsp caster sugar Pistachios and rose petals Method Preheat the oven to fan 200C/220C/Gas 7.
COLLECT pairs of similar looking petals, flowers or leaves, says the Royal Horticultural Society, and use them to make a set of snap cards to play with.