preserving flowers and leaves

Carol Reiss hcr1 at CORNELL.EDU
Thu Jun 27 14:13:48 EST 1996

>>   I have just been asked how to preserve leaves ith their colors, and it
>> occurred to me it would also be very useful to me to preserve summer
>> flowers with their shapes and colors to use for teaching off-season. 

We do this by freezing flowers (Magnolia, Day lilies, etc.) in plastic bags
in the summer.  When the students are ready to dissect the flowers, they are
taken from the freezer and handed out.  The flowers last just long enough
for dissection.  It works really well!

Carol Reiss

Carol Reiss
Section of Plant Biology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-8502
hcr1 at

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