flowering tree

Definitions

  • Children sitting under a tree with posies of flowers
    Children sitting under a tree with posies of flowers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flowering tree any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a...

Quotations

  • Marc Chagall
    Marc Chagall
    “When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.”
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
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    “Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “From the withered tree, a flower blooms.”
  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas
    “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Drives my green age that blasts the roots of trees is my destroyer.”

Usage

In literature:

They're flowering trees; fruit trees!
"Ethel Morton's Enterprise" by Mabell S.C. Smith
The flowers speak of to-day, but there are olive trees in the garden that testify of the history of far-away years.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
It is as natural for the mind, as it is for a tree or flower to advance towards perfection.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
For entomological purposes I frequently visited the Cemetery, numbers of insects being attracted by its flowers and trees.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
There was a deep bay-window in the drawing-room, my favorite nook; from it there was a splendid view of waving trees and blooming flowers.
"Coralie" by Charlotte M. Braeme
There was not a tree, not a shrub, not a flower, not a blade of grass.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
The best gardens had a fruit tree, herbs, flowers, a well, and a latrine area.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Miniature flowering trees are reared with consummate skill.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
GRANDPAPA EASY's PRETTY POETRY, ABOUT TREES, FRUITS, and FLOWERS.
"The World's Fair" by Anonymous
Flower, leaf and tree are the models of the palette and the crayon.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
The charm of Michelangelo's ideal is like a flower upon a tree of rugged strength.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
And there were clusters of trees all around laden with various fruits and flowers.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
O king, elephants, cars, and horses, bathed in blood, looked like Kinsuka trees crowned with flowers.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The soft breeze was stirring the great trees, the flowering bushes on the lawn.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
I caused the whole country to be planted with groves of trees and with flowering shrubs, and I made the people to sit under the shade thereof.
"The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians" by E. A. Wallis Budge
The tree flowers in the latter part of May but the cup that holds the fruit persists throughout the winter.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
The trees were greener, and many flowers were in bloom.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
Trees as lofty as our oaks are covered with flowers as beautiful as our lilies.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
There were a few winter vegetables in the beds still, and the fruit trees were all in flower.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
It is the flower of the spirit which blossoms on the tree of life.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
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In poetry:

Thereupon I sought the bower,
Where she kept her single hive;
Morning shone on tree and flower,
All around me look’d alive.
"The Violet-Gatherer (From The Danish Of Oehlenslaeger)" by George Borrow
Ye fruitful trees, ye shady bowers,
Your fading leaves do pine;
O'er every field the blooming flowers,
Their beauty do resign.
"On The Weather, 1819" by Susannah Hawkins
As lives the flower within the seed,
As in the cone the tree,
So, praise the God of truth and grace,
His Spirit dwelleth in me.
"Christ Liveth in Me" by Daniel Webster Moody
"And then I'll take you walking,
And you shall see the flowers,
And sit upon the sweet green grass
Beneath the trees for hours.
"Who Cares?" by John Hartley
As the growing tree takes root,
Springing, blooming, bearing; so
Do the leaves, the flowers, the fruit
In the soil of virtue grow.
"Faith and Works" by John Bowring
Our homestead flowers and fruited trees
May Eden's orchard shame;
We taste the tempting sweets of these
Like Eve, without her blame.
"Garden" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

As with all flowering shrubs, they should not be planted where tree roots or other shrubs will invade their space.
Ruth Walz Javanese dancers, left, join tenor Russell Thomas and soprano Jessica Rivera in John Adams ' "A Flowering Tree".
Mountain laurel is an evergreen shrub or small tree that produces lovely pink and white flowers in June.
Surrounded by barriers, the base of the tree is full of candles and flowers as people crowd around to get a glimpse.
Pear trees are in flower.
With its terraced slopes, shade trees and bright flowers, it's a tranquil escape from the pressures of the world.
Seances, the 'OVERWEIGHT, unimportant ', and a 'Flowering Tree'.
A water lily afloat at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, which is holding a tropical flowering tree sale this weekend.
The crazy best flowering tree in Truckee is identified.
Westminster Abbey will be a floral feast for the eyes when it gets decked out in several kinds of British trees and flowers for Friday's royal wedding, ABC News reports.
Make holiday trees decorated with flowers , fruit, ornaments and ribbon.
Flowering and fruiting trees stir curiosity.
Residents of Illinois can ring in the new year by receiving 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2012.
Force Flowering Trees to Bloom Inside.
Almost all native flowering trees can be forced to bloom indoors, ahead of nature's schedule.
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In science:

Flowering, sex ratios, pollen-ovule ratios, fruit set, and reproductive effort of a dioecious tree, Myristica Insipida (Myristicacea ), in two different rain forest communities.
Overall and Pairwise Segregation Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Flowering, sex ratios, pollen-ovule ratios, fruit set, and reproductive effort of a dioecious tree, Myristica Insipida (Myristicacea ), in two different rain forest communities.
New Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Flowering, sex ratios, pollen-ovule ratios, fruit set, and reproductive effort of a dioecious tree, Myristica Insipida (Myristicacea ), in two different rain forest communities.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
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