Green Flowers O
DESCRIPTION: Anna Lee wonders whether "God forgot in his creating hours" to create flowers "with petals tinged of green." She finds one. The singer has never seen another.
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (NFOBlondahl03)
KEYWORDS: flowers religious
Omar Blondahl, "Green Flowers O" (on NFOBlondahl03)
NOTES: Blondahl03 has no liner notes confirming that this song was collected in Newfoundland. Barring another report for Newfoundland I do not assume it has been found there. There is no entry for "Green Flowers O" in Newfoundland Songs and Ballads in Print 1842-1974 A Title and First-Line Index by Paul Mercer. - BS
There is a biological reason why flowers aren't green: Most pollinators (bees, hummingbirds, etc.) are programmed to seek non-green colors when looking for nectar. A green flower would attract little attention -- and so the mutation, even if successful in other regards, would likely die out. - RBW
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