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09/05/2010 10:54 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

7 Unexpected And Interesting Uses For Flowers (PHOTOS)

In their brief but expensive life, flower arrangements are often seen as impractical and even a waste of money. But flowers have a long and rich history beyond just decorating your table or wedding. They've been used for their healing properties, nutrition, and even to get high.

After seeing how common and under-appreciated some of these useful flowers are, you might take a renewed interests in those humble flowers you walk past every day.

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7 Unconventional Uses For Flowers
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7 Unconventional Uses For Flowers