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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mystery-Solved Corsage

Can you identify this flower from a Kolkata garden? If so, you may add some floral finery to this New Year’s Eve.


?????—Name it and look sharp on December 31st

Photo: Sandy Ao

We near the end of 2007, as usual, with more questions than answers. Here’s one.

Sandy Ao, our correspondent in Kolkata, India, photographed this exotic bloom in her city’s botanical garden recently. But what is it? If you can identify it, sending along a bit of supporting information, we’ll try to get you a corsage (or boutonniere, as requested) by New Year’s Eve.

Really! We’d like to deck every HFP-reader out with a flower to usher in 2008, but let’s start with one. If you think you recognize this flower, please send us its name (botanical and common names both would help) and whatever else you may know about it. Also, please let us know your city or town and the name of your favorite local florist (with phone number and email). We’d appreciate, too, learning what color you’ll be wearing New Year’s Eve so we might choose a complimentary blossom. 

The corsage goes to the first correct entry received via email; send to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

With thanks to answerers and, of course, question-provokers (notably Sandy. You inspire!)

Note: We have a winner! Details to follow in 2008.

Posted by Julie on 12/27 at 11:28 PM
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