Holiday Plants

Whether you notice them or not, plants are integral to our holidays. Here are the links to my posts about the plants and plant science behind our cultural traditions. You can also find them under the category ‘holiday plants’ on the homepage. Or, you can have them all to yourself in this PDF file- Holiday Plants: An Autotrophic Almanac.

Epiphany: Fava Beans

World Cancer Day: What do plants have to do with it?

Valentine’s Day

Roses are red

Chocolate

Mardi Gras: Zulu Coconuts

St. Patrick’s Day: Science of the Shamrock

Spring: Azaleas announce spring

Palm Sunday: Xate Palms

Good Friday:

A thorn by any other name

Flowering dogwood

Easter: Lilies

Derby Day: Run for the Roses

Cinco de Mayo: Hass Avocados

May Bouquet for Moms:

Irises

Alstroemeria

Hibiscus

Lilies

Tulips

The Preakness: Black-eyed Susans

Memorial Day Poppies

The Belmont Stakes: Carnations The Blanket of Champions

Independence Day: Red, White and Blue

Labor Day: Cotton

Game Day: A Botanical Celebration

Autumnal Equinox: Lycoris radiata

Fall: Autumn colors

Halloween

Witches, ghosts and monsters of the plant kingdom

Pumpkins

Plant costumes

Orphys: Bee costumes

Psychotria elata: Hot lips

Corpse flower: The Living Dead

Dracula (Orchids)

Aliens

Flying Ducks

Plant Skulls

Thanksgiving

Sweet potatoes

Corn

Cranberries

Pecans

Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Christmas Trees

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Chestnuts

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Poinsettias

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Holly

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Peppermint

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Mistletoe

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Grapes

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Greens and Black-eyed Peas

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Sugarcane

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Oranges

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Pomegranates

The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants: Boswellia sacra and Commiphora myrrha

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