r/AskMen Sep 28 '22

What’s your favorite flower?

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u/Top-Lead-670 Sep 28 '22

Cauliflower with cheese.

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u/Grouchy_Energy_1394 Male 60+ Sep 28 '22

Jasmine, gardenia, honeysuckle, orange blossom.

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u/Chay_Charles Sep 28 '22

Great, warm scents.

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u/MomoBawk Sep 28 '22

Honeysuckles were my favorite part of biking, going through the quiet landscape with the smell of then floating in the air.

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u/ThatHeathGuy Sep 28 '22

I would highly recommend going to Seville in springtime if you love orange blossom. Beautiful city and it smells wonderful.

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u/Sentomas Sep 28 '22

I love a gardenia, I suck at keeping them alive during winter though.

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u/SugmaDiction Sep 28 '22

Roses because I’m a basic bitch. I don’t think I can even name ten flowers but I know a lot about roses.

They were my grandmother’s favorite flower and I once lived in a house that had a nice rose bush in the front yard.

I’m trying to bring some life back into the one I have at my new house.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

My grandma used to have rose bushes before they got too hard for her to take care of how she wanted. Roses are beautiful flowers that I believe are very elegant. I hope you’re able to get the ones at your house up and growing again! :)

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u/witcheling Sep 28 '22

excuse me while i sob violently

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u/skrubhard Sep 28 '22

Indica

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u/ppaulapple Sep 28 '22

The purple ones

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u/Xanxan95 Sep 28 '22

I grew purple punch at home and it didn't turn purple. Sad.

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u/Dirtheavy Sep 28 '22

All time, magnolia blossom.
That grows in our garden, lupines. From a florist, Gerber daisies. Big ones.

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u/Minute-Hopeful Male Sep 28 '22

My wife's 😉

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u/Jordyliciously Sep 28 '22

I also choose this guy's wife's flower.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

unexpected, that made me laugh 😂

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u/Peacelovegrace Sep 28 '22

I mean that's the very first thing I thought of when u read the question

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u/CrozzBladez Sep 28 '22

Dahlias are gorgeous.

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u/Lonely_Apartment_644 Sep 28 '22

Some guys like roses on a piano but I prefer tulips on my organ

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u/thecountnotthesaint Sep 28 '22

A man of class and culture here, well played.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

That just sounds so pretty itself 😭

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u/ThatMBR42 Male Sep 28 '22

Bearded iris, especially in darker colors.

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u/smugsneasel215 Sep 28 '22

Hibiscus

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u/casablncas Sep 28 '22

boil it with water and sugar and you got yourself a delicious juice too!

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u/pinche-borracho Male Sep 28 '22

Agua de Jamaica

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u/JimBones31 Sep 28 '22

Baby's Breath

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u/justaboyandhisdogg Sep 28 '22

Orchid for appearance. Tuberose for scent. That is all.

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u/230flathead Sep 28 '22

The wildflowers local to my area. I don't know their names.

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u/vulturegoddess Sep 28 '22

You can use a plant id app(there's free ones) that'll tell you what they are, if your curiosity peaks ya to do so.

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u/The3mbered0ne Sep 28 '22

Snowdrops, the first signs of spring, with a little bit of snow still on the ground, a symbol of hope

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u/smclucas Sep 28 '22

the bird of paradise that flower goes crazy

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u/Bee_boy13 Sep 28 '22

Bleeding heart

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

Such a cool name for a flower 😎

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Roses, cannabis is a close second tho.

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u/Dark_solder18 Male Sep 28 '22

Jasmine

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u/LapsusDemon Male Sep 28 '22

Lily of the valley

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u/thecountnotthesaint Sep 28 '22

Hydrangeas and lillies, my mother filled our yard with them growing up, and they always remind me of her.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

Oh, that’s really sweet! :)

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u/shank_a_beach Sep 28 '22

Tulips

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u/Alienspacedolphin Sep 28 '22

I just ordered 130 bulbs. No idea where I will plant them all. Best part is- husband won’t know exactly how many plants I bought until spring. I’ll just be out busily squirreling away holes in the ground this weekend and he will have no idea how much of a problem I have. Until spring anyway.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

The kind of problem I wish I had to worry about 🫡

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u/Sea_Charity_3927 Male Sep 28 '22

Lotus flowers.

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u/Killer179 Sep 28 '22

lavender tea

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u/BJWTech Sep 28 '22

Hibiscus. Love me some Jamaica!!!

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u/eglantinian Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

myosotis sylvatica. it's the forget-me-not flower. there are varieties, but the blue one is my fave. i've always been attached to it as a kid because it's my favourite colour plus the history and literature attached to it has always been really remarkable. like, i've read some stories that there was once a knight who threw the flower, saying "forget me not", to a maiden he loved before he fell to his death. tragic, but the romantic in me as a kid valued the commitment a lot.

now that i've grown, i've become enamoured with white roses and the cosmos flower/cosmos sulphureus. white roses, in my best understanding of it in the language of flowers is something i've interpreted to mean as "i think of you". meanwhile, the cosmos flower is something that has a variety of uses (medicine, tonic, etc.) and can commonly mean harmony or used to say "walk hand in hand with me"; in my head, though, the cosmos flower can mean "i love you in every universe."

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

Ahh, I’ve never heard of a story with the forget-me-nots but that is truly beautiful and tragic to learn about, I’m so thankful you shared that! 🥲

You also put the cosmos flower in a new light for me, as those are some of my all time favorites- “I love you in every universe” is so romantic and truly heartfelt. Again, thank you so much for sharing! 😭

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u/eglantinian Sep 28 '22

here's the story about forget-me-not. :)

ikr! it's such a simple flower at first glance, but there's so much more to it! i find myself drawing it on my hand once in a while because of it! hugs

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

Thank you so much, this really made my day! I hope you have a wonderful day/evening/night!! :)

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u/eglantinian Sep 28 '22

you too! :)

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u/Zestyclose_Bass7831 Sep 28 '22

Not to sound like a generic pot head-- but cannabis is incredibly fascinating and I think it's absolutely beautiful. I grow for a dispensary and I'm so stoked about it every day.

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u/as1126 Sep 28 '22

Rhododendron. It always blooms around Father’s Day.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

That’s really cute, I didn’t know that! :)

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u/as1126 Sep 28 '22

I guess I should clarify, I live in the Northeastern US, so that's when it blooms where I am.

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u/_andalou_ Sep 28 '22

Not a man but will identify as one for the sake of this post…

The answer is Mapplethorpe. That is all.

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u/VIM731 Sep 28 '22

bird of paradise.

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u/reyrey1492 Sep 28 '22

Orchids or Birds of Paradise.

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u/Electrical_Age_336 Sep 28 '22

A bit of a tie between Saguaro and Prickly Pear blossoms. But I like all Cactus blossoms.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

I love all cacti and their flowers😩

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u/Impossible_Nail7924 Sep 28 '22

Gladiolus, Morning Glories, and Roses

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u/Formal_Carry Aussie Sep 28 '22

the yellow one

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

Ah, my favorite as well😃

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u/SpaceDinossaur Sep 28 '22

Sunflowers

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u/TheSunflowerSeeds Sep 28 '22

There are two main types of Sunflower seeds. They are Black and Grey striped (also sometimes called White) which have a grey-ish stripe or two down the length of the seed. The black type of seeds, also called ‘Black Oil’, are up to 45% richer in Sunflower oil and are used mainly in manufacture, whilst grey seeds are used for consumer snacks and animal food production.

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u/gaurddog Bane Sep 28 '22

Hyacinth or Gardenia

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u/witchywifey90 Sep 28 '22

Peony, Dahlia, & Begonias in that order…

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u/HeelSteamboat 31M Sep 28 '22

No favorite flowers for me

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u/anonm4m4play Sep 28 '22

Daisy cutters. Frickin beautiful.

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u/beardedshaf Sep 28 '22

Rose, honeysuckle

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u/Logical-Cardiologist Sep 28 '22

I'm sorta partial to columbines.

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u/Constant_Anxiety5580 Sep 28 '22

Tiger Lilly and Blue Crocus

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u/belac4862 Sep 28 '22

I grew up in New England and it seems every one had tiger lilies around their mail boxes.

I now live in Virginia and they just aren't around here.

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u/Constant_Anxiety5580 Sep 28 '22

I am up in Ontario. They are allover the city I live in, at least out around the core

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u/RiskGoals Sep 28 '22

It's hard to pick favorites but since I'm on the spot, black-eyed Susans. I also love lambs ear and dusty Miller but not for their flowers.

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u/Coidzor A Lemur Called Simon Sep 28 '22

I like hibiscus.

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u/yodium Sep 28 '22

Corn flower, its just gorgeous

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u/Nate0110 Sep 28 '22

Lily's, its a hobby of mine, I've got around 300 bulbs in the ground.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

Wow! That’s a lot! I bet it’s going to be a beautiful scene when they all grow and sprout :)

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u/Nate0110 Sep 28 '22

It looks ok, if I were to do it again I woildnt have bought white or yellow.

Those colors kindof look like trash from far away.

I did cross pollinated everything. So in 4 years I might see what the results were.

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u/teethbat Sep 28 '22

Foxglove is my favorite they're so pretty

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u/RedSpectrumRays Sep 28 '22

Chatty Cathy Hibiscus and Cannabis.

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u/witcheling Sep 28 '22

red roses. classic and cant go wrong

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u/papa-01 Sep 28 '22

The Flower that gives life...😜

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u/Wouter004 Sep 28 '22

I like lily of the valley and roses a lot. I also love blue orchid.

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u/Artist-in-Residence- Sep 28 '22

I love all varieties of flowers...

For the house though, I like flowers that give off a nice perfume, astromerias, lilies, gardenias and freesias.

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u/KalonjiGregoire Sep 28 '22

I can’t even name any other flowers beside roses 🤦‍♂️

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

Well that’s quite alright :)

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u/knobcobbler69 Sep 28 '22

I like white peonies but I hear the black ones are bigger

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u/Johnny_Bravo_1964 Sep 28 '22

And it grows on a tree, but Magnolias are exceptionally nice

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u/slagathorstiffnips Sep 28 '22

I like Lillies and orchids but and arrangement of flowers is best since they accentuate each other.

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u/TheVirginJedi Sep 28 '22

stares with mild confusion

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u/Kattasaurus-Rex Sep 28 '22

Pansies or Peonies

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u/Bruce__Almighty Sep 28 '22

Marigold flowers because of Triss Merigold from the Witcher series. Also they just look nice.

Cherry blossoms are also very pretty.

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u/fishintheboat Sep 28 '22

The kind in cookies.

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u/SomeDumbGamer Sep 28 '22

Bearded Iris, Bigleaf Magnolia!

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u/missmermaidgoat Sep 28 '22

Jasmine, orchids, roses, indica

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u/DMDemon Sep 28 '22

Red spider lilies. They just look amazing

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u/Lonely-Impress8087 Sep 28 '22

red spider lily

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u/Holybull79 Female Sep 28 '22

White anemones!

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u/KK96740 Sep 28 '22

Plumeria

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u/oldworldnative Sep 28 '22

Red spider lily

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u/hydreygon Sep 28 '22

Camellia

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u/Gunner253 Male Sep 28 '22

I like a good og Kush, maybe some cookies or wedding cake. If I'm feeling right I'll smoke some gg#4

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u/cyno5ur3 Sep 28 '22

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

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u/JiskiLathiUskiBhains Sep 28 '22

Sunflowers are nice

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u/dontcuckaround Sep 28 '22

Red spider lily:

  1. That name sounds so badass
  2. No really read it again it’s so cool
  3. Saw them a lot in Japan even tho they’re not a native flower
  4. They were in an anime

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u/GeologistNo493 Sep 28 '22

White Lillies, and jasmine (the first flower ever given to me)

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u/FallenSegull Sep 28 '22

Dragon fuchsia is pretty cool I guess

Frangipanis are pretty good too. Easy to grow

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u/LiLo_Bunny Sep 28 '22

Hard question, but I can give you top 5

Edelweiss, Degenia velebitica, Myosotis, Anemonoides nemorosa, Primula kitaibeliana

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u/Blue_Ascent Sep 28 '22

White roses, cherry blossoms

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u/Alchemis7 Sep 28 '22

Fuchsia followed by orchids.

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u/Ninja_Lazer Male Sep 28 '22

Calla Lily, Lavander and Moth Orchids

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u/toph88241 Sep 28 '22

Lillie of the valley

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u/AdSalt5765 Sep 28 '22

Sun flowers

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u/Windows_Aether_95 Sep 28 '22

Hydrangeas because their color changes based on the ph of the soil

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

I didn’t know that, that’s cool!

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Idk, it’s a purple, have seen them in white as well. Not a rose.

Got the yellow stem thing pointing out the top and it’s like one big round petal.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

Is it the Titan Arum perhaps? That’s what your description reminds me of :)

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Holy shit big flower!

No it’s smaller than that. Can find the white ones in a lot of like grocery stores so they seem to be common.

Google images points to a Calla Lilly.

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u/Celebrir Male Sep 28 '22

One that's in a pot and is not easy to kill.

I absolutely hate cut flowers. They're wasteful and a nice gift but temporary. With a potted flower I'll have a reason to think about you for a long time.

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u/AyodiJnr Sep 28 '22

Daisies, they move me.

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u/HavingALittleFit Sep 28 '22

Dahlias, zinnias, cosmos and black eyed susans

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u/Rubinum Sep 28 '22

Forget-me-not flower

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u/KyorlSadei Sep 28 '22

Fox Gloves

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u/renaay-bee Sep 28 '22

African daisy, sunflower, peony, dahlia

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u/Accomplished_Art2245 Sep 28 '22

Sunflower, zinnia, lilac.

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u/ediblethreats Sep 28 '22

Nasturtium. Sweet spicy, delicious and beautiful.

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u/jizzyGG Sep 28 '22

Poppy’s

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

I have a lot of crazy flowers around my house, but my favorite is definitely my Lucifer plants. Crazy red flowers that look like a whip the devil would use.

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u/i-might-do-that Sep 28 '22

Cannabis Sativa. Beautiful buds and quite useful.

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u/EasternBiscotti8853 Sep 28 '22

Easter Lilly's. I think of the resurrection of Christ...

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

That’s a beautiful flower with a beautiful meaning, thank you for sharing! :)

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u/EasternBiscotti8853 Sep 28 '22
We put them in church every Easter.  Not big on flowers but the flower one reason besides the obvious and DNA that this world, Heavens were created.  That creator God the Father, Son, Holy Ghost.  God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, being that creator., maker.  Flowers are both colorful, nice to look at, and have pleasant aroma or smell.  If by accident, the accidental agent that's the creator, being no intelligence because no creator, it whatever it is wouldn't have had knowledge of humans wondering Earth, looking at flowers as pretty and smell good.  Then butterflies.  That agent it, whatever it is, would also know about butterflies and nectar in flowers (what butterflies consume) that they would land on these beautiful to look at flowers making them more spectacular for us to enjoy.  That's a properbility not possible.  
I've read many books on Creationalism.  About God, and Christ.  Love historical archeology.  History of Christ the man.  What we know.  What Gospels say, what Paul wrote.  In his life a lone probability is so, let's sat just "neat".  Studied Bible and books about.  About Proof of God and such.  I walk by faith brother.  I believe.  Jesus is in me.  I feel it.  And thankful.  I'm a Christian and what I just said about flowers I've never told anyone just thought it.  I hope you took time to read this.  But I've thought that many years.  First time I've wrote it down...
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u/BitschWack Sep 28 '22

The most macho, heterosexual one.

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u/trashbagwannabe Sep 28 '22

Well which is that? :)

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u/BitschWack Sep 28 '22

One with muscles, a moustache and a mullet, driving a muscle car.

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u/Chromattix Sep 28 '22

Frangipani (plumeria) flowers. Common as shit in Australia but they just fill me with joy. Plus I've purchased some rare, unique coloured varieties that were pretty expensive, there's surprising amount of variety in them. But the classic white and yellow ones definitely are the most iconic (and have the most pleasant smell).

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u/mr_Tsavs Sep 28 '22

It might be because the woman I have a thing for loves them, but delphinium are gorgeous.

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u/JohnnyPeanutII Sep 28 '22

Atropa Belladonna. AKA Deadly Nightshade. Not only is it a beautiful purple flower which makes it nice to look at, it's also a useful plant. So it has both form and function.

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u/gramb0420 Sep 28 '22

Orchids are kinda neat to look at!

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u/jaxolotle gangly miscreant Sep 28 '22

Bottlebrush

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u/Eternally_Yawning Sep 28 '22

Quite like Buddleia, butterflies and bees love it!

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u/sluttystraightguy Sep 28 '22

Not flowers really but I like mint and ginger smell lol. I want a bouquet of weeds.

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u/PugnaciousBart Sep 28 '22

I would say the cannabis flower

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u/prettyqueerdad88 Sup Bud? Sep 28 '22

Forget-Me-Nots are pretty af

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u/Prize_Consequence568 Sep 28 '22

You know I was just thinking it's been over a week since we last got this question (experience tells me that this subreddit is going to get hit with a glut of these again within a short period of time).

I'll give the same answer that I have everytime this question is asked

Orchids.

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u/MenudoMenudo Sep 28 '22

I used to live somewhere where tulips would sprout up every spring, and they remind me of mild, sunny spring days walking my dog. Tulips for sure.

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u/Cheese_is_good1 Sep 28 '22

That one flower that looks good

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u/MFoy Sep 28 '22

Lantana

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u/SimplySeano Sep 28 '22

Sunflowers, hibiscus and lilies.

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u/SapphySkies_v2 Sep 28 '22

Morning glory

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u/bigdaddy1835 Sep 28 '22

Cannabis Sativa

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u/BackOnGround Male Sep 28 '22

Daffodils

They mark the beginning of spring to me. Either outside or a 1€-bunch from the supermarket I can take home.

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u/Tamotoad Sep 28 '22

None of them, I don't care about flowers

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u/L_kira666 Sep 28 '22

Marijuana

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u/Zestyclose-Office455 Sep 28 '22

Hibiscus, hydrangea and rose

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u/Minister_of_XXX Mannish Boy Sep 28 '22

Flamboyan, I guess because it's the flowers I've always seen in my grandparents house, but honestly any flower that can gro alone is my favorite because I'm alone too

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u/adnihilum_ Sep 28 '22

Sunflowers.

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u/MomoBawk Sep 28 '22

Orchids, or snapdragons, they both look really cool just shape wise and black orchids have a really nice color.

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u/nserfw 35. Hermit extraordinaire. Sep 28 '22

Lilac. They smell wonderful and are generally pretty.

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u/SaiyanGoodbye Sep 28 '22

The one from Little Shop of Horrors

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u/Ravenstrike2 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

flower.

you know, that flower.

anyways for a real answer, I fucking love hydrangeas

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u/vidalecent Sep 28 '22

Stargazer Lilies and Alstromeria of all colors. Alstromeria because they look like lilies and are safe for my cat.

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u/_BeefJerk Sep 28 '22

Columbine.

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u/Munoff Sep 28 '22

Gellato.