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I can survive in Antarctica if I am of hardier type

My ways with flowers are various from what we give for hype

We can be eaten by some animals, including the lemurs of Madagascar

But we are well known for being in an East so far

Name the plant

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  • $\begingroup$ Are the lemurs mainly Rot13(evat-gnvyrq)? $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Sep 1 '18 at 18:12
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Is this

Bamboo?

I can survive in Antarctica if I am of hardier type

Some species of bamboo can survive in -20 degrees Celsius temperatures.

My ways with flowers are various from what we give for hype

Bamboo doesn’t flower very often, and in fact it’s the stalks of the bamboo that are used more often by humans for making things.

We can be eaten by some animals, including the lemurs of Madagascar

Bamboo can be poisonous; the shoots contain cyanide although Madagascar Bamboo Lemurs are able to eat it (pandas do too, more famously).

But we are well known for being in an East so far

Bamboo is a “traditionally Chinese plant” and is often associated with China (although it grows on 5 of 7 continents naturally).

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Is it maybe:

Agave?

I can survive in Antarctica if I am of hardier type

There are some species of agave that are quite cold-hardy. Example: Agave parryi ssp parryi can survive temperatures as low as -29°C.

My ways with flowers are various from what we give for hype

Their flowers are not really what we would conventionally call beautiful flowers.

We can be eaten by some animals, including the lemurs of Madagascar

Agave's flowers are edible and I know lemurs do eat them.

But we are well known for being in an East so far

I am not really sure what this means.. Is "being in an East so far" referred to the plant being in a hot climate? Because if so, then this is covered too.

Also,

I just found out that there is a neighborhood of modern architecture homes located in east Austin, called Agave. So maybe that explains the last part?

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  • $\begingroup$ No, sorry though $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Sep 1 '18 at 22:40
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Could you be a

Wort?

I can survive in Antarctica if I am of hardier type

Pearlwort.

My ways with flowers are various from what we give for hype

There are heaps!

We can be eaten by some animals, including the lemurs of Madagascar

St. John's Wort found in South Africa (although this site does not agree, so let's just say Africa), home to Ring-Tailed Lemurs in Madagascar.

But we are well known for being in an East so far

That very wort can be found in Eastern Canada ("an East" $\to$ Eastern Canada).

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  • $\begingroup$ No, this is incorrect $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Sep 1 '18 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ @XavierStanton ah dang. I was feeling confident with this answer, especially since Rot13(n crney vf n uneq zngrevny). Oh well. Nice riddle, though :D $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Sep 1 '18 at 20:00

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