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Weeping Goldsmith Flowers

  Weeping Goldsmith

 

Myanmar

Weeping Goldsmith is the nickname given in Myanmar to a kind of ornamental plant with white flowers and long yellow pistils, that grow in drooping clusters underneath large green leaves, and that are the floral offering of choice in Buddhist temples. The name refers to the fact that the shape of these flowers is so intricate that they cannot be copied even by a goldsmith, considered to be among the most skilled of artisans, thus making the goldmith weep.