Last Updated on April 26, 2023
In German, the difference between Blume vs Blüte is somewhat more complicated than the difference between tulip flowers and apple blossoms.
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Blume vs Blüte from a botanical point of view
Blüte serves for reproduction. This is what the seed is then formed from. It may be completely invisible.
die roten, gelben Blüten der Tulpe
Blume serves to attract insects.
There are flowers in which they coincide – for example, in a tulip.
There are flowers that have three Blume, but one Blüte – for example, the iris.
And there are flowers that have a lot of Blüte, but only one Blume – for example, the sunflower.
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Blume vs Blüte from an everyday perspective
Blüte is used to refer to the blossom of trees and shrubs.
der Baum war mit Blüten bedeckt
In addition, Blüte is also flowering as a process.
die Blüte ist vorbei
Blume – a low plant with a bright flower
an den Blumen riechen
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