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Interesting "floral" facts

Interesting "floral" facts

Flowers are a storehouse of interesting facts! But really, how much do we know about flowers?
 

Language of flowers

Earlier, in the past centuries, the language of flowers was spread - to the villages, which helped people express colors with the help of flowers. For example, a branch of cherry blossom was a symbol of recognition in love. But the number of hyacinth flowers was determined by the date of the meeting. If a lady came with a rose with myrtle, then the knight offered her a hand and heart. In case the lady agreed, she sent back daisies, which meant her consent.

Forget-me-nots

As it turned out, the forget-me-not is the only flower that carries the same semantic meaning in virtually all the languages ​​of the world. In England, for example, this flower is called forget-me not. And even though this flower has the same name, the legend of its origin in each country is different.

Biorhythms and flowers

Flowers, like any other organism, live on a specific schedule. But this schedule for each flower is different, individual. For example, chicory flowers wake up at 3-4 o'clock in the morning, but at 5 am - flowers of poppy, dog rose. At 6 am, awakening occurs in dandelions, bells, followed by convolvulus. At 9 am, they straighten their petals with marigolds.

At noon, on the contrary, bright corners begin to hide. At one o'clock in the afternoon the bells are wilted, two are dandelions and poppies, three are chicory, four marigolds are closed, five cloves fall asleep, five are buttercups, and seven are rosehips.

And such flowers as a dream-grass, night violet just wake up at night and prefer not the rays of the sun, but the moonlight.

Amazing color reaction 

There was recorded a different reaction of colors to two different appeals to them. Or rather, an experiment was conducted, within which, one florist courted flowers and regularly watered, and the other broke off the petals from the flower. Special, previously installed, the instruments recorded a different color reaction on these two florists. Conclusion: plants just like living beings in different ways can react to a person, depending on the treatment and attitude towards them.

The most "adult" flower

Truly the most adult flower (in other words, the oldest) is a rose growing in Germany near the walls of the cathedral in Hildesheim. This bush of roses blossoms annually for already 1000 years! For a millennium, the rose bush has grown so much that in fact it is already level with this cathedral, which looks really incredible and magnificent.

The original collection of poems

The well-known microminiaturist Anatoly Konenko has become the creator of the most original collection of poems that belong to the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. The fact is that A. Konenko placed works of Pushkin in a very small booklet (its size is 30 * 32 mm). The peculiarity and uniqueness of such a book is that it is created from real rose petals!

"Gladiolus"

The origin of the name of this flower is due to the writer of Ancient Rome - Pliny the elder. He drew attention to the extraordinary similarity of the flower to the weapons of the gladiators. In translation from Roman "gladius" means "sword", which gives the flower a certain militant meaning.

Mimoses

But the usual yellow mimosa for us, which are often a gift for March 8, actually have a different name - acacia silvery! It turns out that the real mimosa is lilac, not yellow. The acacia is silvery, like the mimosa belongs to the subfamily mimosa, and so on this yellow flower spread this name.

18/09/2016