bachelor's button


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bachelor's button

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2. Any of several plants that have buttonlike flowers or flower heads.
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Noun1.bachelor's button - an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowersbachelor's button - an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Centaurea, genus Centaurea - knapweed; star thistle
2.bachelor's button - tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Gomphrena, Gomphrena - genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having flowers in close heads; tropical America and Australia
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Collect seeds from annual flowers that have finished blooming, such as bachelor's button, chamomile, cosmos, love-in-a-mist, nasturtium, and sweet peas.
Annual flowers: bachelor's button, cosmos, cuphea, larkspur, poppy, sunflower, zinnia
The key ingredient is dimethylamino-parthenolide (DMAPT), derived from the plant known as feverfew or bachelor's button.
Some Common Edible Flowers Latin Name / Edible Flavour Common Name Part Allium Flowers & Onion schoenoprasum / leaves Chives Antirrhinum Petals Somewhat majus / bitter Snapdragon Borago Leaves & Herbal, officinalis / flowers cucumber Borage (remove pistils & stamens) Calendula Petals Tangy, officinalis / spicy, Pot Marigold resembles saffron Centaurea cyanus / Petals sweet to Bachelor's Button, ONLY spicy, Cornflower clove-like Dianthus spp.
Orange lilies, bachelor's button, hollyhocks, and white daisies reinforce the European formality of this garden space, while garlic--yes, garlic--is the unexpected guest at this party.
These common garden flowers and blossoms are edible: calendula or pot marigold (gold), carnation and clove pink blossoms (pink), cornflower or bachelor's button (blue), chive blossom or other herb flowers (white, lavender, purple), daylily (yellow, orange), hollyhocks (white, yellow, pink, red, coral, dark burgundy), honeysuckle (white, yellow), lavender buds (lavender), nasturtium flowers (yellow, orange, red, peach), pansy (yellow, purple, blue, burgundy), rose petals (white, yellow, orange, coral, pink, red), scented geranium or pelargonium flowers (pink, white, lavender), violet (purple).
She regularly started at long odds-on, but the opposition was not always negligible and her victims included three champions-St Amant, Zinfandel and Bachelor's Button.
Annuals such as portulaca, bachelor's button, California and some other annual poppies, as well as pansies and violas (themselves biennials treated as annuals), when located in sun, soil and with moisture to their liking, will often self-sow.
Has: purple coneflower, maltese cross, foxglove, hollyhock, dame's rocket, zinnia, columbine, liatris, alyssum, dianthus, gypsophilia, bachelor's button, cosmos, daisy, Mexican hat, hibiscus
Flowers which might send a negative, or at least a mixed message, include begonias, which mean "beware;" pink larkspur, which mean fickleness; monkshood or mock orange flowers which represent deceit; and the bachelor's button - celibacy.
Unfortunately, the latter performance was not enough to secure her a Gold Cup victory, Bachelor's Button edging ahead in the last 100 yards to deal her her first and only home defeat.

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