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“My flower has only four thorns” expresses the vulnerability of plants confronted with a rate of destruction never experienced before, in spite of the valuable functions that they perform and the commercial value that they represent. In a short synthesis, the current article aimed at depicting an array of benefits and uses that flowers offer us, materially and emotionally, and introduce some movements that elect flowers as their symbol of a non-violent ideology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sustainable Rural Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • flowers
  • the vulnerability of plants
  • permaculture design system
  • symbol
  • non-violent ideology

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