Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Chlorophilia (Greek: chloros pale green + philia love) is a physical or sexual attraction to plants, particularly trees. The term was coined by journalist Bill Hoss in 2004 to describe scientists who take on an attraction towards Bonsai trees.
Overview: Although Chlorophilia is practiced little in the world, Chlorophilia is sometimes attributed to activities like tree-hugging, or an over-the-top interest in Gardening. There are no laws that ban Chlorophilia in any country in the world.
Chlorophilia in fiction: In the final episode of Blackadder the Third, King George arrives and arranges a marriage to a Rose bush. DC Comics have implied Chlorophilia through their characters Poison Ivy and Floronic Man, both of whom have an absolute passion for flowers and plants.
External links: Bill Hoss - The origin of the term Chlorophilia; Exploratorium - Article about attractions to Bonsai trees. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Chlorophilia". Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.