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Four Gentlemen in Plants

In ancient China, people called a man of great virtue a gentleman. In the world of flowers plum blossoms, orchids, bamboo and chrysanthemums are known as the four gentlemen in China because these plants’ natural character have something in common with human virtues. They have all long been featured in ancient paintings and poems used [...]

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