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The Korean Rose

The Korean Rose (대한민국의 무궁화), or more commonly known as the Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), is the national flower of South Korea. This is a flowering shrub plant in the mallow family. It is native to south-central and southeast China but has been widely introduced to the rest of the world. The Rose of …


Longing in the Language of Flowers

“You made flowers bloom in my lungs and although they are beautiful, I can’t breathe.”—Anonymous. Flowers have been used to express emotion since the beginning of time. A red rose for love, white lilies for death, and the well-named forget-me-not. There is a flower for every emotion, but what if emotions were tied to flowers? …