Heavy petal

Step­ping out in loud flo­rals, this bloom­ing bunch are far from be­ing wall­flow­ers

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - Wildlife -

IT’S SPRING­TIME, so ex­pect to see im­ages of flow­ers adorn­ing the clothes of many women – and a few men too. Flo­ral prints truly are the hardi­est of fash­ion peren­ni­als, re­turn­ing year after year. Why flow­ers, I won­der? There are so many other op­tions in the vast and char­ac­ter­ful world of flora, in­clud­ing nu­tri­tious and de­li­cious fruit and veg, such as but­ter­nut squash and rasp­ber­ries – why not a pic­ture of those? Then there are the ag­gres­sive, se­rial killer-y types, such as Venus fly­traps. Much more strik­ing than tulips. That said, as sea­sonal sym­bols go, April flow­ers are far more wel­come than April show­ers.

— Tom Ough

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