Flowers #4933D, 4927D, 4927B, 4929B & 4934D


April 5, 2014

Roses are a woody perennial flower in the Rosaceae scientific family classification.  There are over one hundred and fifty known species, and more than two thousand different varieties.  Most species are native to Asia, although some species are native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa.  Roses range in size from miniature to climbers that can reach more than twenty feet in height.  Roses are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden, although they can be grown indoors under the right conditions.  They have also been used commercially in perfume and sold commercially as a cut flower.  A dozen red roses are given as a sign of true love on Valentine’s Day or wedding anniversaries.  In addition, they are known to have minor medicinal uses.

Roses have a very long and rich history.  Throughout history, they have not only been symbols of…

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