Flower Of The Week

The flower this week is a really fun fall flower that kind of reminds me of a pompom.

Safflower’s scientific name is Carthamus Tinctorius. It has many thin petals that burst out in a tuft from a green bulb. Each stem is 24 to 30 inches tall and branch out into 5 to 8 blooms. Safflower is always orange, and when dried can be used as a substitute for the very expensive spice saffron.

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