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Elanthian Flora Guide: Flowers A-J

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Alyssum
Various weeds or ornamentals of the mustard family, having racemes of white or yellow flowers. Also called madwort. Often used in gardens as a border, slightly fragrant. If you're lucky, you might even find a sprig while foraging.
 

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Amaranth
An annual having dense green or reddish tiny flowers clustered in the angles between leaf and stem. Long, trailing stems have more or less oval leaves with long stalks.
 

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Anemone
Also called windflower. Short-lived blooms with paper-like petals. Often in bright hues of pink, purple, and orange, as well as white. Black center stamens. Does well in temperate climates.
 

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Aster (golden)
A plants bearing radiate flower heads with golden rays and a yellow center disk. Other varieties include blossoms in shades of white, pink, or violet with yellow disks. Dark green foliage and stalks, similar to those of the chrysanthemum family, make this flower suitable for arrangements. Often grown in cultivated gardens, or can be found running wild in meadows.
 

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Begonia
Any of various tropical or subtropical plants widely cultivated as ornamentals for their usually asymmetrical, brightly colored leaves. Ranging from a pale green to a dark reddish-brown, the foliage offsets blooms in all shades of pink, orange, red, and white. A popular choice for gardens.
 

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Blaestonberry
Foamy cascades of white pink-centered blaestonberry are popular plants for climbing trellises or mixing with other creeping plants to create a good privacy screen. Stems of the blossoms can be used in arrangements, though they are short-lived. During the late summer months, as the flowers mature, the plant produces a tasty fruit used in beverages and sweet treats.
 

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Bleeding Heart
Considered a member of the herb family, this perennial features arching clusters of pink to red, or sometimes white, heart-shaped flowers with large, green foliage.
 

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Bluebells (greenleaf)
A bulbous plant and member of the lily family with racemes of usually blue to pink bell-shaped flowers. Greenleaf bluebells grow in Whistler's Pass near the boundary between subalpine and tundra climates.
 

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Bougainvillea
A woody shrub or vines having groups of three petallike, showy, variously colored bracts attached to the flowers, which are paperish in consistency. Loves sun and can be encouraged to climb. Blossoms range from white to hues of pink, and rare pastels of yellow and salmon.
 

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Buttercups
Considered an herbs and member of the ranunculus family, the buttercup is native chiefly to temperate and cold regions. Has an acrid juice, often toothed or lobed leaves, and usually yellow or white flowers with numerous pistils. Mainly a wildflower, sometimes chained by children to form circlets. Try to forage for one to make your own!
 

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Butterflyweed
A milkweed having showy clusters of usually bright orange flowers, the root of which can be used in medicine. Generally the dark green foliage is smaller in scale to the large blossom heads, and the stem contains a milky, glue-like sap. Attracts butterflies, as well as a variety of other insects.
 

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Calmintha
An erect, bushy plant with square stems, rarely more than a foot high, bearing pairs of opposite leaves, which, like the stems, are downy with soft hairs. The flowers are somewhat inconspicuous, drooping gracefully before expansion: the corollas are of a light purple color. A relative of the thyme and catnip families, and the larger mint family.
 

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Carnation
Any of numerous cultivated forms of a perennial plant having showy, variously colored, usually double, often fragrant flowers with fringed petals. Often grown for commercial use (arrangements) than for cultivated gardens. Although often white, they are frequently red and several shades of pink.
 

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Clematis
Any of various ornamental, mostly climbing plants native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having showy, variously colored (typically blue or purple, sometimes pink) flowers or decorative fruit clusters. Most often trained to grow on a trellis or along a wall or fence.
 

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Clover
A meadow-inhabiting wildflower, often in shades of red, pink, yellow, purple, and white. A good source for honeybees, resulting in a uniquely-flavored honey. Their colorful blossoms can be found when foraging.
 

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Columbine
Considered a member of the herb family, this perennial is native to north temperate regions and cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers that have petals with long hollow spurs. Makes an attractive addition in a garden and arrangements.
 

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Crocus
Short, flowering plants with colorful blossoms and thick, light green leaves. Often appears in spring, after the thaw. In some areas, the stamens are highly prized as an herb called saffron.
 

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Daffodil
Deep yellow to pale yellow, to cream and yellow blossoms. Generally a spring flower, generates from a bulb. Grows in just about every climate, especially where there is a wider range in seasonal temperatures. Good as a cut flower for arrangements.
 

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Daisy
One of several plants of the composite family, having flower heads with a yellow center and white rays. Low-growing, more exotic varieties have flower heads with pink or white rays. They may also be foraged in the wild.
 

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Dandelion
A plant of the composite family having many-rayed yellow flower heads and deeply notched basal leaves. Widely naturalized as a weed, it is used in salads and to make wine.
 

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Delphinuris
Tiny white flowers with deep blue centers grow in rounded, pillow-like clumps, their creeping stems often covering the surface of rocks and the base of trees. Sometimes grown as a ground cover in large rock gardens, but due to its tendency to spread tenaciously, the delphinuris is largely found in lush, coastal meadows.
 

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Dragonstalk
The dragonstalk is an annual plant whose soft, green stem, when in flower, thrusts upward several feet from a bed of lush, dark green foliage. The stark crimson blooms of the plant, which are similar to an orchid, contain a splash of yellow at the heart of the flower. For this reason many have noted the flower's resemblance to the snapping maw of a dragon -- very likely the source of its name. The large stems of this plant cab hold dozens of blooms, and are very popular among Elven women, who use the flamboyant flower in large arrangements for their homes.
 

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Dryad (mountain)
Their yellow and white blossoms peek above a carpet of wooly evergreen leaves. They seem to thrive in colder climates than temperate and like higher elevations.
 

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Edelweiss
An alpine plant having leaves covered with a wooly, whitish down and small flower heads surrounded by conspicuous whitish bracts.
 

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Flamestalk
These flat, almost wing-like flowers feature three side-by-side petals, usually in a bright red hue with yellow tongues bearing a thin white stripe. The two outer petals are smaller and shorter, while the center petal is taller and comes to a twisting point. There can be several blossoms on one stalk, its surrounding tuft of thin, grass-like chartreuse foliage arching out and down in a cascade. Flamestalks are often treasured as a focal point for large arrangements or fanciful gardens.
 

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Foxglove
Considered a member of the herb family, foxglove has a long cluster of large, tubular, pinkish-purple flowers and long, stalk-like leaves that are the source of the a powerful medication. Though seldom used for health, as it can be poisonous when used incorrectly, the tall flowering plant is ideal for cultivated gardens and arrangements.
 

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Freesia
The freesia plant has pretty, one-sided clusters of highly fragrant tubular flowers, often shaded yellow, white, lavender, purple, or pink. A delightful and scented addition to simple arrangements.
 

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Gardenia
Large, round white waxy flower with dark green glossy leaves. Very fragrant and short-lived, grows on a bush in temperate climates, or cultivated gardens and greenhouses.
 

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Geraniums
A flowering plant with palmately divided leaves, widely cultivated for their rounded, often variegated leaves and showy clusters of red, pink, or white flowers. Unique to Elanthia is a "wild pink" variation, which is often foraged for brilliant color.
 

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Goldenrod (mountain)
Graceful, elongated clusters of small yellow flower heads that bloom in late summer or fall. Mostly foundby foraging in the wilds and along roadsides.
 

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Heather
A low-growing shrub growing in dense masses and having small evergreen leaves and clusters of small, bell-shaped pinkish-purple flowers. Will often grow in the wild, especially along hillsides or in meadows. Sometimes planted in gardens as a cultivated ornamental.
 

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Hellebore
An ornamental with large leaves and greenish flowers that yield a toxic alkaloid used medicinally.
 

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Honeysuckle
A vine-like plant with bright green leaves and pale to bright yellow blossoms. Highly fragrant, the blossoms are a favorites of bees.
 

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Hostas
Hostas most resemble a clump of leaves that love the shade and have lush bold leaf colors from spring until frost. Existing leaf colors include blue, gold, green and variegated with a multitude of leaf shapes, sizes and textures. Hostas flower in the summer, sending up a shoot upon which dozens of white (or blue and lilac) blooms will bud.
 

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Hydrangea
Puffy cloud-like cluster of flowers usually in pastel shades of blue, pink, and purple, or white. Large foliage. Prefers a temperate climate, not too hot or dry.
 

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Imaera's Lace
A climbing vine with deep green tendrils and small flowers consisting of many tiny white florets. Vines of Imaera's Lace grow in the Hearthstone herbalist's shack. Upon occasion, a sprig of Imaera's Lace may be nudged free by the wind and tumble down to land on the ground, and can be foraged. Imaera's Lace is one of the symbols of the goddess Imaera.
 

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Iceblossom
The ice blossom's tiny white flowers are so translucent, they almost appear to be frozen, crystalline forms. However, the petals are surprisingly as soft as velvet and emit pleasingly fragrant. Short, spikey green foliage is drought resistant, making it appear as though this plant is distantly related to the succulents.
 

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Iris
A plant with long, sword-shaped leaves and showy flowers, which may range in color from white to deep purple. Irises grow in Hearthstone's rose garden. They may also be purchased at the Wehnimer's florist.
 

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Jasmine
A vine-like plant with green fern-like leaves, and bracts of very fragrant white flowers. Can be trained to climb, and makes a very pleasant addition to any garden. Good for making perfume and tea.
 

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