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Stories with subject: Flowers
  • Rare Florida orchids transplanted from lab onto school trees 
    Updated: May-15-15 3:22 pm

    HIALEAH, Florida - About 20 rare cowhorn orchids were returned Friday to the South Florida landscape that was once their home before suburban sprawl and over-zealous collectors nearly wiped them out.

  • Dahlias to brighten state Capitol campus 
    Updated: May-15-15 9:43 am

    OLYMPIA, Washington - The Evergreen State Dahlia Association is doing its part to brighten the state Capitol campus by planting bulbs this weekend.

  • Dubuque residents working to keep flowers in bloom 
    Updated: May-11-15 3:28 pm

    DUBUQUE, Iowa - Residents are working together to keep flowers in bloom along a Dubuque parkway after a hiring freeze prevented city workers from handling planting and maintenance duties.

  • Volunteers battle invasive plant in southern Oregon 
    Updated: May-05-15 12:59 pm

    CAVE JUNCTION, Oregon - More than 20 years ago, it was touted as a miracle plant - a "hyperaccumulator" able to pull heavy metals, such as nickel, out of the area's serpentine soil and store it in its leaves.

  • Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 7:11 am

    ZHARI, Afghanistan - It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.