Wood flowers are made of wood from a tapioca plant called yuca (not to be confused with the yucca that you eat). The Yuca plant grows in rice fields in Asia and other marshy climates. They are extremely drought resistant and are referred to as the lightest wood known worldwide. The wood center, which feels like cork, is made into thin sheets and the flowers are then created by hand, custom dyed, and arranged individually. Some of the flowers I work with are created in a Fair Trade environment by women in Asia and some are created by hand by myself. All flowers are dyed, arranged, and delivered by me.