When you think of Florida, certain images immediately spring to mind.
And those glorious globes of tropical sweetness, the Florida orange.
Today, June 27th is National Orange Blossom Day. While we’re not celebrating the orange fruit, we are celebrating one of the most beautiful trees on the planet, and a hallmark of Floridian landscapes.
Join us, today, as we bring you five interesting facts you never knew about the orange blossom.
Orange Blossom Facts
- Our first one is pretty common knowledge but has to feature on any list like this. The Orange Blossom is the State Flower of Florida. It’s a symbol that’s become closely associated with the state.
- Per flower, there are five petals and five sepals, with between 20 and 25 stamens in the center in a spiral. The blossoms are fragrant and citrus scented, and will also give food and tea a slight citrus taste when boiled.
- Oranges grow during the fall and winter months, while the blossoms come out in the spring. Each blossom also indicates where an orange will develop, later.
- Orange blossom oil, or neroli, helps to treat acne, dermatitis, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.
- Blossoms are harvested from two Rutaceae family varieties: Citrus sinensis and Citrus aurantium, or sweet and bitter orange.
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