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Plant Profile: Paphiopedilum Callosum


The Paphiopedilum Callosum orchid, or Paph for short, is a genus of the Lady Slipper subfamily Cyprpedioideae of the flower plant family Orchidaceae.  It is commonly called the Venus Slipper orchid, and is highly popularized by its visually striking, waxy blooms. … Continue reading

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Flower Fun: Narcissus


The classic story about the man named Narcissus who was so self-absorbed that he wasted away staring at his own reflection until he eventually became a flower, the attractive Narcissus is the official flower for the month of December! Another … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Acacia


Acacia (a-KAY-sha) is a genus of trees and shrubs belonging to the same family as the pea.  More than half of all the acacia species grow in Australia, but they can also be found in warm temperate climates like Africa, … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Morning Glory


The morning glory (scientifically known as ipomoea) is a genus with over 1000 species of climbing flowering plants with large, showy trumpet-shaped flowers and heart-shaped leaves. The fragrant flowers come in a rainbow of colours, including blue, red, pink, purple … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus is a genus of flowering evergreen trees and shrubs with more than 700 species native to Australia. Trees can range from 33ft to over 200 ft in height. Many of the species have glossy leaves covered with oil glands. … Continue reading

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More World Record Flower Facts


The world’s largest flower auction and flower market is Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer (VBA) in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. Every weekday approximately 19 million flowers and 2 million plants of over 12,000 varieties are sold with a daily turnover of €6 million ($7.2 … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts Authors’ Bios


I thought it might be a good idea to give a little biography on the authors for this blog. FunFlowerFacts – That’s me! You can read about me in the blogs About page. GDGuy – This is Mr. Doug Munro, … Continue reading

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