[Grammar] cherry blossoms, or tulips, maybe. (em dash #3)

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These days I am studying different uses of em dash.

Does "em dash" mean "such as" here?
Also, the color pink often reminds me of beautiful spring blossoms—cherry blossoms, or tulips, maybe.
 

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With the 'maybe' it does. Without 'maybe', I'd take it to mean only those flowers you've named.
 

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Thanks Raymott.
But "tulip" is not spring blossoms. Is it?

The sentence is confusing.
Does the author mean the following?, or are "tulips" as an example too?
"Also, the color pink often reminds me of beautiful spring blossoms—cherry blossoms, or (of) tulips, maybe."
 
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The person may be using the term loosely. They start out thinking about blossom and then include tulips.
 

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So if we want not to use em dash, is the following correct?

Also, the color pink often reminds me of beautiful spring blossoms such as cherry blossoms, or tulips, maybe.

However, I thought the following was correct because I didn't consider "tulips" as blossoms:
Also, the color pink often reminds me of beautiful spring blossoms such as cherry blossoms, or of tulips, maybe.
 

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They're both OK to me, even though tulips aren't strictly blossoms.
 

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