WOMEN: Resolutions for Roses

According to legend, when Aphrodite emerged from the foaming sea, the earth was so eager to compete with the spectacle that it promptly produced the first rose. The flower has been much in evidence ever since: Mark Antony's death request was that Cleopatra cover his tomb with roses, and William Penn brought 18 roses to America from London.* The American Beauty is the flower of the District of Columbia, Georgia has the white Cherokee rose, Iowa the wild rose, and New York an unspecified variety of rose. But the indigenous goldenrod, despite its exaggerated reputation for producing hay fever, has...

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