19 November 2010

Macro Friday | Chrysanthemum



 

Chrysanthemum Did you know that…

  • Chrysanthemum tea has many purported medicinal uses, including as an aid in recovery from flu, acne, and as a "cooling" herb?
  • Chrysanthemum plants could help reduce indoor air pollution?
  • Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China?
  • In Imperial Japan, small arms were required to be stamped with the Imperial Chrysanthemum as they were considered the personal property of the Emperor?
  • Australians traditionally give their mother a bunch of chrysanthemums on Mother's Day?

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*Trivia compiled from Wikipedia.

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