Flower anecdotes

Dr. David A Starrett dstarret at BIOLOGY.SEMO.EDU
Wed Sep 16 13:35:07 EST 1998

  We got off onto a tangent in plant anatomy today (often the best lectures
I do!).  Students were chipping in with their home remedies for keeping
flowers alive.  Of the ones that interested me were: Salicylic acid,
vinegar, lemon juice, 7-up, and bleach.  I have an inkling about salicylic
acid, the rest...  It wasn't clear what these were supposed to do, but the
story is that all somehow aid in making flowers last, bloom better, etc.
  Anyone know of these, what they do, or how they do it?

Dave Starrett

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