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Top Ten Yellow Flowers

The 10 best yellow flowering plants.

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Marigolds

Marigolds

Scientific Name: Targetes
Benefits: Marigolds are known to repel pests that ruin gardens and attract good insects and pollinators. They are also fairly easy to care for and have a rather long blooming season. The petals of marigolds can be eaten.

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Sunflower

Sunflower

Scientific Name: Helianthus
Benefits: Sunflowers detoxify and condition the soil they are planted. Their seed are edible and they can also create an alternative cooking oil. Sunflowers attract bees and birds.
Reproduction Process: Sunflowers reproduce through cross-pollination. Their brightly colored petals and pollen nectar attracts pollinators. The pollinators use the pollen from one sunflower to pollinate another sunflower (aka mutualism) in order to create diversity in the plant. After the plant is fertilized through mutualism, seeds develop allowing the plant to have offspring.

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Yellow Chysanthemum

Yellow Chysanthemum

Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum
Benefits: Chrysanthemums have been used in medicine for centuries. They can treat inflammation, hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, and they are said to calm your nerves. There is also a lovely children's book called Chrysanthemum.
Angiosperm Nutrients Transport: When a Chrysanthemum plant is planted it takes in water and nutrients from the soil it is planted in. The roots of the plant absorb said water and nutrients. The water is moved from the roots to the flower through the xylem and the nutrients is moved through the phloem. Within the the xylem cohesion and adhesion are used to pull the water to the top of the plant. When the plant has absorbed enough water, transpiration occurs. Transpiration is when water is released through the stomata, the plant is "sweating". Transpiration and water uptake in a plant can be measured using a tool called the potometer.

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Yellow Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus

Scientific Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Benefits: The hibiscus flower can be used to make tea that lowers body temperature, treat heart disease, constipation, treat liver disease, lower blood pressure, and treat nerve disease. It can be used as a cancer treatment. Pulp of the plant can also help heal wounds.
Angiosperm Functions and Structures: Petals of a hibiscus flower are often colored brightly to attract pollinators. The petals also protect the reproductive organs of the flower until it is mature. Male reproductive organs of the flower can be referred to as the stamen. The stamen contains the filament whose job is to hold up the anther and the anther which produces pollen. The female organs of the flower are the style, the stigma and the ovary. The stigma collects the pollen grains. The style is a tube leading to the ovary where the pollen grows. The ovary produces female sex cells. Another part of the flower is the sepal. the sepal which also protect a closed flower.

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Yellow Prickly Pear Flower

Yellow Prickly Pear Flower

Scientific Name: Optunia Humifusa
Benefits: This plant is known to help treat diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. They also have many different anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. It is also very high in antioxidants.

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Yellow Calla Lily

Yellow Calla Lily

Scientific Name: Zantedechia
Benefits: This lily purifies the air around it. They absorb many different air pollutants around it.The leaves can also be used for dressing wounds.

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Yellow Dutch Hyacinth

Yellow Dutch Hyacinth

Scientific Name: Hyacinthus Orientalis
Benefits: Although the plant itself is considered dangerous to consume, the bean of the plant can be used in many different dishes across the world. Different parts of the plant have benefits as well, the leaves can treat eczema, condition your hair, and treat snake plants. The dutch hyacinth is also said to help treat some STDs, cholera, sore throat, and help with lactation.

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Yellow Zinnia

Yellow Zinnia

Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Benefits: Zinnias are great for attracting many pollinators. They can also withstand a drought and many extreme weather conditions. They are edible and are said to lower cholesterol and serve as a tonic to the liver.

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Tickseed

Tickseed

Scientific Name: Coreopsis
Benefits: Root tea from tickseed is used to treat diarrhea. It can also treat internal bleeding and pains. It is said to strengthen blood. It attracts many pollinators and the flower can be used to make dyes.

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Daffodil

Daffodil

Scientific Name: Narcissus
Benefits: Daffodils can be used to make tea that treats whooping cough, asthma, and colds. The bulb of a daffodil can also treat joint pain, burns, and wounds.

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