billy buttons


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Noun1.billy buttons - any of various plants of the genus Craspedia grown for their downy foliage and globose heads of golden flowers; Australia and New Zealand
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Craspedia, genus Craspedia - herbs of Australia and New Zealand
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Billy Buttons and his younger brother, Clyde, are the only Button men to have survived that war.
Complementing the bride's ensemble was a hand-tied bouquet of yellow roses, Freesias, billy buttons, and cushion mums.
Earlier this year, at Kempton, Bill and Shirley Robins had a rare winner when Billy Buttons, trained by Andrew Balding, won a small race, but during the 1990s they were prominent owners, particularly of jumpers, including Mighty Mogul, Wonder Man, Silver Wedge and Danny Harrold.
Flores Del Sol is run by a floral designer who makes moss "comfort gardens" in wooden holders ($65) and vivid preserved bouquets with woodsy-looking finds like yellow billy buttons and green fiddleheads ($45).
None gave them more pleasure than the latest to be added to the list in Billy Buttons, as the giant grey is homebred and was raised by the owners' stud manager John Kirby, who died last year.
Billy buttons, calla lilies, eucalyptus leaves, roses, and hydrangeas were a vision by Mimosa Florists.
The bride carried a bouquet of yellow Billy Buttons, yellow roses, and white calla lilies, beautifully arranged by Mimosa Flowers and Gifts.