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Botanist's Lens: Happy Blues!


Finding a blue or purple flower in nature is a treasure for most botanist. For it is claimed that there is no true blue color in nature. Most blues are said to be permutations of purple, violets. But a blue- purple flower garden is blissful, tranquil and unique. Blue gardens are filled with happy blues!



There are only about 10% of the approximate 300,000 flowering plants that have blue flowers. Of course with years of hybridizing, there are ample blue colors around.