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baby's breath,

name for a plant of the family Caryophyllaceae (pinkpink,
common name for some members of the Caryophyllaceae, a family of small herbs found chiefly in north temperate zones (especially the Mediterranean area) but with several genera indigenous to south temperate zones and high altitudes of tropical mountains.
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 family) and for several other flowers, e.g., white bedstraw of the family Rubiaceae (maddermadder,
common name for the Rubiaceae, a family of chiefly tropical and subtropical trees, shrubs, and herbs, especially abundant in N South America. The family is important economically for several tropical crops, e.g., coffee, quinine, and ipecac, and for many ornamentals, e.g.
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 family) and grape hyacinth of the family Liliaceae (lilylily,
common name for the Liliaceae, a plant family numbering several thousand species of as many as 300 genera, widely distributed over the earth and particularly abundant in warm temperate and tropical regions.
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 family). The pink and madder families are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, orders Caryophyllales and Rubiales, respectively. The lily family is classified in the class Liliopsida, order Liliales.
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A bowl of baby's breath and gardenias, the bride's favorite flowers, were used.
Bridesmaids wore light pink floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of hydrangeas, roses, and baby's breath tied together with burlap ribbon monogrammed with their initials.
They carried bouquets of white roses, baby's breath, and hypericum berries wrapped in burlap.
The Worcester Regional Association of Realtors' ninth annual Swing For Kids golf tournament at the Kettlebrook Country Club in Paxton raised about $12,000 for the Rainbow Child Development Center and Baby's Breath Inc.
She allayed self-doubts by giving praise, she raised sagging spirits by presenting a single carnation and baby's breath in a bud vase as a token of her love and concern.
She carried a nosegay bouquet of flowers in shades of white, including tulips, ranunculus, peonies, baby's breath, mini calla lilies, oriental Siberia lilies, hydrangeas, stock, Dendrobium orchids, lisianthus, and roses.
The foundation said in a news release it will also award $5,000 to Baby's Breath Inc.
Don't throw the baby's breath out with the bath water
Buy some inexpensive bud vases, fill each with tulips or whatever is in season and baby's breath and place one at each setting.
Burlap-covered glasses overflowed with baby's breath and hung on each aisle chair while magnolia trees lined each side of the guest seating.
WORCESTER - Bay State Savings Bank has donated $6,800 to Baby's Breath, a nonprofit providing transitional assistance to at-risk infants and toddlers.
Dressed in custom peach tutu dresses with baby's breath and tiny rosebud halos, the flower girls were Sylvia Ann Smith, Nilee Madyson Moseley, and Taryn Grace Kimbrough, nieces of the bride.