flowering plant


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Examples of flowering plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation works to elevate the beauty of McKinney by showcasing the flowering plant. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "These McKinney nonprofits are hoping for your help on North Texas Giving Day," 17 Sep. 2020 Tibouchina urvilleana commonly called Brazilian Glory Tree, Glory Tree or Princess bush, is a tropical flowering plant for us in Arkansas. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, "Mystery plants for the first week of September," 7 Sep. 2020 The bitterness of a flowering plant is a defense mechanism, designed to ward off anything that might try to eat it during these reproductive assignations. Tamar Adler, The New Yorker, "The Culinary Potential of Bolting Vegetables," 5 Sep. 2020 Purple loosestrife, an invasive flowering plant, is sprouting up — a problem that Rothman said will be resolved by galerucella beetles that were released in the area in the 1990s and that eat purple loosestrife. Anna Liz Nichols, Star Tribune, "Plants cropping up in lost Michigan lakes where dams failed," 8 Aug. 2020 With their dazzling metallic hue, the blue fruits of the laurustinus shrub (Viburnum tinus), a flowering plant popular in gardens across Europe, are a sight to behold. Charlotte Hartley, Science | AAAS, "The secret to this fruit‘s mysterious blue color," 6 Aug. 2020 Trail users are not likely to interact with the yellow-flowering plant, though workers sometimes do. cleveland, "Poison ivy and other pesky plants can turn summer fun into a season of suffering," 30 June 2020 Klages said the plants included conifers, ferns and flowering plants. NBC News, "Evidence of 90-million-year-old rainforest uncovered beneath Antarctic ice," 2 Apr. 2020 The sample also contained countless traces of pollen and spores from plants, including the first remnants of flowering plants ever found at these high Antarctic latitudes. Fox News, "Evidence of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to warmer prehistoric world," 3 Apr. 2020

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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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24 Sep 2020

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“Flowering plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowering%20plant. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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