Martha: The Secret Lives of Flowers
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
(Photo: Chris Cooper's John Laroche has a passion for flowers in the film Adaptation , Sony Pictures.)
Martha’s musing about the secret lives of flowers this week. She’s been pondering the lexical legacy of Carolus Linnaeus, the great Swedish botanist who nearly 300 years ago was criticized for his fascination with what was a new discovery at the time: The fact that plants reproduce sexually. Prepare to fan yourself as Martha reveals her thoughts about lex and the single flower.
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