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Any of a number of ornamental plants that bear small, buttonlike, double flowers.
- A white flower of the daisy family (Achillea ptarmica, family Compositae). A yellow buttercup (Ranunculus acris, family Ranunculaceae).
- Many flowers like bachelor's buttons, violas, calendula, pansies, & roses are edible as well as beautiful.
- Many mixes contain common annual flowers, such as bachelor's buttons and cosmos because they are likely to self-sow.
- I direct seed bachelor's buttons, bupleurum, bells of Ireland, coreopsis, zinnias, some sunflowers and more.
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Syllabification: bach·e·lor's but·tons
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