Beautiful and aromatic, flowers have the power to tease the senses and evoke pleasant memories, from the intoxicating scent of the gardenia to the fresh and fruity aroma of ylang ylang. Take this quiz to test your sense of floral scents and their history.
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In China, this flower is considered the emblem of female kindness:
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Known in French as "muguet de bois," this tiny white bloomer also represents the month of May:
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This rose was cultivated in England by Henry VII, winner of The War of the Roses:
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This petals of this flower open to reveal a sweet scent after the temperature drops on a summer afternoon:
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Butterflies are drawn to the sweet, vanilla-scented clusters of these plants:
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Which eponymous flower was named after a Scottish doctor who loved botany and practiced his hobby in Charleston, S.C. around the time of the Revolutionary War?
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Grown from a bulb, which fragrant early spring flower features a flower column packed with florets?
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Which candy-colored blooms on tall stalks have a sweet fragrance that’s most noticeable on warm, sunny days?
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This large, colorful and fragrant Oriental bloom graces gardens and wedding bouquets in shades of white and pink:
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Called "flowering tobacco," this relative of the regular tobacco plant is most fragrant at dusk:
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Known for its beautiful fragrance, some varieties actually have no scent at all:
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The aroma of this purple-hued herb evokes images of southern France in mid-summer:
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Which famous southern American tree offers a textural treat in every season: fragrant summer flowers, red fruit in fall, and evergreen leaves with fuzzy undersides?
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In Hawaii, guests are welcomed with a beautiful lei made from which flower?
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A cup of tea made with essential oils from its leaves can help relieve tension:
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Frequently used in fragrance, which Asian flower’s buds aren't picked for two to three weeks?
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Which delicate flower is harvested just before dawn, when its fragrance is at its peak?
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Once commonly used in fragrances and medicine, synthetic replacements for this tiny flower’s essential oils are used today:
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George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew this aromatic bloom; bushes from colonial times may still be alive today:
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