flowering plant

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By 1718, less than a century and a half after the devastation of 1588, the pollen record shows that the cloud forest, with its trademark trees, shrubs, and flowering plants, had returned to the slopes of the Quijos Valley. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Supposedly pristine South American forest had been pre-Columbian farmland," 17 July 2018 Attracting visitors near and far, each of the nine mazes below—made of cornstalks, flowering plants, hedges and more—are magical adventures for gamers, history buffs and lovers of landscape architecture. Brynn Mannino, Woman's Day, "9 Magnificent Manmade Mazes," 30 Sep. 2010 Oftentimes, flowering plants and pollinators evolve in tandem to optimize their mutualistic relationships. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "How to Protect Your Local Pollinators in Ten Easy Ways," 17 May 2018 Here the young Kenyan photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok presents evocative images, some sapped of color and others saturated with it, of flowering plants or a young man gazing out a window. Jason Farago, New York Times, "At the Berlin Biennale, the Art of Saying ‘No’," 12 June 2018 On flowering plants, cut through a bud with a razor blade and examine the flowers inside. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Could a Platoon of Helicopters Have Saved Washington, D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms?," 20 Mar. 2017 One of these high-fire intervals occurred during the later stages of the Cretaceous, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and flowering plants first appeared. Andrew C. Scott, Time, "When Did Humans Discover Fire? The Answer Depends on What You Mean By 'Discover'," 1 June 2018 The numerous varieties of flowering plants like impatiens, spikes, lobelia and mums, have been carefully cultivated and timed to be ripe with color just as the seasons change. Michael Sangiacomo, cleveland.com, "The plant you give Mom on Mother's Day likely has local roots (photos)," 13 May 2018 Volunteers who pull the most dandelions from the lawn at Naperville’s Knoch Park later this month will be rewarded with a prize — and not just the kind that comes from the sweet satisfaction of pulling the yellow-flowering plants up by their roots. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Dandelion pull at Knoch Park to reward volunteers who uproot the most weeds," 7 May 2018

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1743, in the meaning defined above

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flowering plant

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Kids Definition of flowering plant

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

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