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Flower Gardening
Aspirin
Painkillers
Anti-Inflammatories

How does aspirin affect flowers?

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September 06, 2007 11:38PM

Plants naturally produce a substance in response to injury, such as when cut, which also causes wilting of the plant. Aspirin inhibits this substance and so delays the aging process of flowers in the vase..

When used on growing plants, it boosts their immune systems by activating their protective responses. Aspirin contains salicylic acid which plants produce naturally for this purpose.