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July 05, 2005

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Aviatrix

I looked it up for you. It's from Greek words hudra and aggos meaning water and vessel -- named after the cup shape of the parts of the flower.

An interesting thing about hydrangeas is that for the normal kind, the flowers are pink or blue depending on the amount of aluminum in the soil.

http://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/colorchange.html

mochi

Thank you for the interesting information about hydrangea. As I wonder which part of this flower looks like a water vessel, I looked it up and found that the seed capsule is the part that looks like a water vessel, but I have never seen it. Anyway, I think I never forget this word.

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