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From Athenian gold is where I get most of my name;

Europe is no place if you want to see me tame.

Home of the redwoods for an American introduction;

Short me for endearment toward a parent, for you have suction.

Can you name this flower?

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Are you

A CHRYSANTHEMUM?

From Athenian gold is where I get most of my name;

CHRYSOS is the Greek word for Gold. (The other half comes from the Greek word anthemon, meaning flower.)

Europe is no place if you want to see me tame.

They were first native to China and Japan.

Home of the redwoods for an American introduction;

The Enomoto Brothers of Redwood City, California were the first to cultivate them in the US.

Short me for endearment toward a parent, for you have suction.

This sounds like MUM.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good job, you're correct $\endgroup$ Aug 21, 2018 at 20:32
  • $\begingroup$ El-Guest, you're always beating me to the punch! Great answer! $\endgroup$ Aug 21, 2018 at 20:32
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, @PerpetualJ! Must have been a close race! :D $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 21, 2018 at 20:33
  • $\begingroup$ Typing my answer "1 new answer has been posted." Hrm, I wonder? :) $\endgroup$ Aug 21, 2018 at 20:36
  • $\begingroup$ Are you working my new riddle by chance? Usually you or Joe typically comment by now. Must be proving quite challenging? :D $\endgroup$ Aug 21, 2018 at 20:37

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