flowering plant


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Recent Examples on the Web Francis Kurkdijian’s dreamy floral mixes Jamaican Amyris—a flowering plant with a rich citrus scent—and Florentine iris to create a voyage for the senses. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 20 Aug. 2021 Place a small flowering plant on a desk, a succulent on a windowsill, a teeny tropical variety on a table and aquatic and carnivorous plants in terrariums. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, 13 Aug. 2021 The taller plant with the strappier leaves is more than likely a tiger lily — a taller, orange-flowering plant. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2021 The poster says the yellow flowering plant, resembling an upturned umbrella in accompanying pictures, produces a sap that reacts violently with skin after exposure to sunlight, causing blisters, burns and potentially blindness. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 23 June 2021 This will look like a shoot from an herb, a length of vine, or a stem with a leaf node from a flowering plant. Southern Living, 14 June 2021 Monarchs lay eggs on the flowering plant and feed on its nectar, which also furnishes toxins that make the insect unpalatable to predators. Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Apr. 2021 Per a statement, the tip of the lamp is shaped like a crescent moon, while the handle is shaped like an Acanthus, a type of flowering plant used by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a common ornamental motif. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 May 2021 The free event will provide a goodie bag of green giveaways, including a flowering plant for each vehicle. Kari Barnett, sun-sentinel.com, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of flowering plant

1743, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flowering plant was in 1743

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7 Oct 2021

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“Flowering plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowering%20plant. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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: a seed plant whose seeds are produced in the ovary of a flower

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