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About Flowers Around the World

by Brian Nisbet on January 4th

In 1986 Congress voted to make the rose America's national flower.

The Egyptian empire began cultivating and growing flowers over 4000 years ago.

The Welsh believed that if marigolds were not open early in the morning, then a storm was on the way.

In Turkey, during the 1600's, flowers were used for sending coded messages for an array of purposes.

80% of the flowers in the Australian rainforests are not found anywhere else in the world.

Prince Charles is paid one daffodil a year as rent for his lands on the Isles of Scilly.

In 17th century Holland, tulips were valued higher than many precious metals and gems.  A single bulb is said to have sold for more than $2,000

A rare plant called Puya raimondii from the Andes in South America doesn't grow a flower until it is 150 years old - and after that it dies

Tags: america, egyptian, welsh, turkey, daffodils, holland, puya

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