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strawflower,

garden annual (Helichrysum bracteatum) of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family), a favorite as an everlastingeverlasting
or immortelle
, names for numerous plants characterized by papery or chaffy flowers that retain their form and often their color when dried and are used for winter bouquets and decorations.
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 but also grown for its fresh flowers. The plant is native to Australia. The flower heads are made up of papery petallike parts and are of various colors. Other everlastings and the bellwort (Uvularia) are sometimes called strawflower. Strawflowers 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, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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To keep them for everlasting bouquets, detach strawflowers from the stem when they have just begun to open.
String fresh or dried strawflowers with needle and thread.
Her job was taking mustard-yellow strawflower petals and turning them into a powdery substance that will color a swimming pool where the baby bear will sit.
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gluing onion seeds, strawflower and other non-perishable
There are fascinating foliage plants, like Formic ``Sundowner'' and ``Mario Maiden,'' oak leaf geranium, coral bells and the lime green leaves of strawflower.
Individual feathers, cut from glossy black seaweed, were used to cover the woodpecker with carnation petals forming its distinctive red crest, and the fuzzy fur of the young ocelot was achieved by blending various shades of yellow, gold, orange and bronze strawflower petals.
Individual feathers, cut from glossy black seaweed, will be used to cover the woodpecker with carnation petals forming its distinctive red crest, and the fuzzy fur of the young ocelot will be achieved by blending various shades of yellow, gold, orange and bronze strawflower petals.
In summer, the best flowers to ship are everlasting types, such as statice (Limonium perezii) and strawflower.
Decorators use fairly traditional flowers for most yellows: roses, strawflower, carnations and Gerbera daisies.
For sunny spots, set out ageratum, celosia, coreopsis, cosmos, firebush (Hamelia patens), four o'clock, gaillardia, globe amaranth, gloriosa daisy, kochia, lantana, lisianthus, nicotiana, portulaca, salvia, strawflower, tithonia, vinca rosea (Catharanthus roseus), and zinnia.
Set out ageratum, calliopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria), celosia, cosmos, four o'clock, globe amaranth, gloriosa daisy (Rudbeckia), kochia, lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum), marigold, Mexican sunflower (Tithonia), portulaca, strawflower, vinca rosea (Catharanthus roseus), and zinnia.