• Vase People use plants for their beauty. Did you wear a corsage on your wrist or a boutonniere on your lapel to a dance? Cut flowers and leaves are used to mark special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and holidays. Flowers or leaves used in floral arrangements must be attractive but also have a good "shelf life", meaning they can stay fresh longer. Common flowers used in floral arrangements are roses, daisies, and carnations. Can you think of other plants that fit these qualifications to use in a floral arrangement?