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BlueDimity
09-28-2009, 02:40 AM
What are the names of some pretty, exotic flowers someone can wear behind their ear?
It's for a part I want to rewrite in my story.:Sun:

Mumut
09-28-2009, 03:46 AM
Frangipani, bougainvillea.

Chumplet
09-28-2009, 05:46 AM
Orchids?

BlueDimity
09-28-2009, 06:56 AM
Thanks to both of you.

poetinahat
09-28-2009, 07:13 AM
Hibiscus - a la Billie Holiday

tlblack
09-28-2009, 07:28 AM
passion flower
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&va=passion+flower

Other tropicals

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0WTefgBLcBK_WYAk.mJzbkF?p=tropical+fl owers&fr=ytff1-sunm&ei=utf-8&x=wrt&y=Search

BlueDimity
09-28-2009, 07:37 AM
Thanks, these were helpful posts

Keyboard Hound
09-28-2009, 07:44 PM
Hibiscus.

Don't think bougainvillea would work. They have nasty thorns and wilt quickly.

Wayne K
09-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Jackaranda, <-spelling suggestions don't work.

Wayne K
09-28-2009, 07:49 PM
Actually it flowers from a tree, in hindsight I don't know if you're looking for something like that.

StephanieFox
09-28-2009, 11:47 PM
Plumeria. Pretty and smells nice, too.

Tepelus
09-29-2009, 12:18 AM
Mandevilla. I was going to mention plumeria, but StephanieFox beat me to it. :)

pink lily
09-29-2009, 12:38 AM
This thread inspired me to google for Niecy Nash flower (http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=niecy+nash+flower). Niecy is an actress and TV show host who is known for wearing a big flower in her hair. I wondered if I could learn more. I found an interview on her website:

http://www.niecynash.com/archives/2009/07/

Sentinel: How did you come to wear a flower all the time?
NN: When I started out in the “home makeover” genre, I was the only black woman doing that type of TV show. But I wasn’t naive enough to think I was going to remain the only one. So I decided to come up with a way of setting myself aside. It started out as branding, but now I’m a little tied to it, because if I go out without a flower, my fans get upset.

Sentinel: What varieties of flowers do you wear?
NN: Oh, roses, orchids, a little bit of everything.

Sentinel: Do florists and fans help you out?
NN: Not so much florists, but fans definitely do.
Check out the results of the google search in the link I posted. Not everyone is a fan of Niecy's trademark hair flower.

I always thought it was cute.

BlueDimity
09-29-2009, 03:00 AM
Aw, thanks for all the help guys!

Huaka
09-29-2009, 04:44 AM
We have a tradition thing with wearing flowers in our ear. Right side means you have a lover, and the left side means you're single.

BlueDimity
09-29-2009, 08:19 AM
yes, I knew that interesting piece of information. Thanks, for telling me again though!=D

poetinahat
09-29-2009, 08:41 AM
Jackaranda, <-spelling suggestions don't work.
jacaranda

talkwrite
09-30-2009, 03:45 AM
Passion Flower.
See Avatar. Just Google it for the Scientific name
Women wear them in their hair.

Chase
09-30-2009, 05:22 AM
Montana state flower: Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)

http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flowers/mt_bitterroot.htm

CEtchison
09-30-2009, 06:18 AM
Cattleya Orchids are high impact but no real scent.
http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl1/2/20652/19_2008/sarah-jessica-parker-6.xlarger.xlarge.jpg

Stargazer Lilies are also high impact and have a scent, but not as strong as an Easter Lily.
http://flowersbygarrett.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Stargazer.Lily.jpg

Stephanotis are small, without scent, but are pretty when you have many scattered throughout the hair.
http://notforbridesonlybydonna.com/gallery/bridal/bridal_2.jpg

Finally, Freesia are petite flowers, delicate looking, but have a high impact fragrance. Often come on a stem that will have several blooms and buds.
http://www.teleflora.com/images/vendors/00005557/giftguides/meaning/freesia.jpg

BlueDimity
09-30-2009, 07:03 AM
Thank you all so much. I looked up every flower suggested.