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First Flower

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

21st-Century Plant Hunter
Find out the difference between wild plants and garden flowers, what it was like during the golden age of plant hunting, how plant diversity in China compares to that in the United States, and more in this interview with horticulturist Dan Hinkley. Five video extras of plant life the Hengduan Mountains are featured. (QuickTime, RealVideo, or Windows Media plug-in required for video.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Mother of Gardens
Take a look at some of the most stunning transplants from the wilds of China to the world's gardens. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 3-5,6-8, 9-12)

Flowers Modern & Ancient
Watch a video that illustrates how a lily reproduces and see how the lily's reproduction compares to that of an ancient Archaefructus plant. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Pick the Pollinator
Match seven plants with their pollinators and find out how flowering plants have come to dominate the botanical world. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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First Flower
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