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Potentilla

Potentilla

Potentilla. Potentilla is a genus containing over 300 species of annual, biennial and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the rose family, Rosaceae. They are usually called cinquefoils in English. Potentilla are generally only found throughout the northern continents of the world, though some may even be found in montane biomes of the New Guinea Highlands. Typical cinquefoils look most similar

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Autumn Harvest At Gardens By The Bay (Part 2)

Autumn Harvest At Gardens By The Bay (Part 2)

Autumn Harvest At Gardens By The Bay (Part 2). Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, native to the Andes and Mesoamerica. Five species are grown worldwide for their edible fruit, variously known as squash, pumpkin, or gourd depending on species and variety, and for their seeds. First cultivated in the Americas

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Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia. Rudbeckia is a plant genus in the sunflower family, commonly called coneflowers and black-eyed-susans; all are native to North America and many species are cultivated in gardens for their showy yellow or gold flower heads. The name was given by Carolus Linnaeus in honour of his teacher at Uppsala University, Professor Olof Rudbeck

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Protea

Protea

Protea. Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. In local tradition, the flower represents change and hope. The Proteaceae family to which proteas belong is an ancient one among angiosperms. Evidence from pollen fossils suggest Proteaceae

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Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Cyclamen. Cyclamen is a genus of 23 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. They are native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin east to Iran, with one specie in Somalia. They grow from tubers and are valued for their flowers with upswept petals and variably patterned leaves. In most species, leaves come up in autumn, grow through the winter, and then die in spring, then the plant goes dormant through the dry Mediterranean

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Crocus

Crocus. Crocus is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from bulbo-tubers. Many are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub, and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, on the islands of the Aegean,

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Gordonia

Gordonia. Gordonia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae, related to Franklinia, Camellia, and Stewartia. Of the roughly 40 species, all but two are native to southeast Asia, southern China, Taiwan and Indochina. The remaining species, G. lasianthus, is native to southeast North America, from Virginia south to Florida and west to Louisiana; G. fruticosa is native to the tropical

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Monarda

Monarda

Monarda. Monarda is a genus of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. The genus is native to North America. Common names include bee balm, horsemint, oswego tea, and bergamot. The genus was named after the Spanish botanist Nicolás Monardes, who wrote a book in 1574 describing plants of the New World. They grow erect

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Sequoias, the Ancient Giants.

Sequoias, the Ancient Giants

Sequoias, the Ancient Giants. Sequoiadendron giganteum or the giant redwood is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae; the Sequoia sempervirens and Sequoiadendron of California and Oregon (United States) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (China). The redwood species

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Dahlia

Dahlia

Dahlia. Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteracaea, dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 5 cm (2 in)

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Hellebore

Hellebore Commonly known as hellebores, the Eurasian genus comprises approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family the Ranunculaceae. The scientific name Helleborus derives from the Greek name from elein “to injure” and bora “food.” Many species are poisonous. Despite names such as “winter rose,” “Christmas rose,” and “Lenten rose,” hellebores are not closely

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Nepeta

Nepeta Nepeta is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae also known as catmints. The genus name is reportedly in reference to Nepete, an ancient Etruscan city. There are about 250 species and is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has also naturalized in North America. The nepetalactone contained in some Nepeta species binds to the olfactory

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Pansy

Pansy The garden pansy is a type of large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a garden flower. It is derived by hybridization from several species in the section Melanium (“the pansies”) of the genus Viola, particularly Viola tricolor, a wildflower of Europe and western Asia known as heartsease, a weed. The garden pansy flower is two to three inches in

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Euphorbia

Euphorbia Euphorbia is a very large and diverse genus of flowering plants in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). The genus can be found all over the world. The forms range from annual plants laying on the ground, to well developed tall trees. Some euphorbias are well known and widely commercially available, such as Poinsettias at Christmas. Some are commonly

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Begonia

Begonia Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains 1,795 different plant species. The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates in South and Central America, Africa, and southern Asia. Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants. In cooler climates some species are cultivated outside in

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Sarcococca

Sarcococca Sarcococca or sweet box is a genus of 16–20 species of flowering plants in the box family Buxaceae, native to eastern and southeastern Asia and the Himalayas. The genus name Sarcococca comes from the Greek for “fleshy berry”, referring to the fruit. They are slow growing, evergreen shrubs 1–2 m (3–7 ft) tall. The leaves are borne alternately,

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Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium It is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the Family Ranunculaceae, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. The name “delphinium” derives from the Latin for “dolphin”, referring to the shape of the nectary. All members of the Delphinium genus are

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Mahonia

Mahonia Mahonia is a genus of about 70 species of evergreen shrubs in the family Berberidaceae, native to eastern Asia, the Himalaya, North America and Central America. The genus name honours the Philadelphia horticulturist Bernard McMahon who introduced the plant from materials collected by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Mahonia are typically grown for their attractive dark green foliage

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Narcissus

Narcissus Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae family, commonly known as daffodil, with at least 50 species and over 13,000 hybrids. Where climate is moderate, they flourish among the first spring buds, often blooming in clusters. Daffodils are native mainly to the Mediterranean region, in

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Hardenbergia

Hardenbergia Hardenbergia violacea is a species of flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae, native to Australia from Queensland to Tasmania. It is known in Australia by the common names false sarsaparilla, purple coral pea, happy wanderer, native lilac and waraburra. Elsewhere it is also called lilac vine. It is a vigorous evergreen climber growing to 6 m (20 ft) or more, sometimes growing as a subshrub.

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Wintersweet

Wintersweet Chimonanthus or wintersweet is a genus of flowering plants in the family Calycanthaceae, endemic to China. The genus includes three to six species and are deciduous or evergreen shrubs growing to 2–13 m tall. The flowers are 2–3 cm wide, with numerous spirally-arranged yellow or white tepals; they are strongly scented, and produced in late winter or early spring before the

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Foxglove

Foxglove Digitalis is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials commonly called foxgloves. The scientific name means “finger-like.” The flowers are produced on a tall spike, are tubular, and vary in colour with species, from purple to pink, white, and yellow. This biennial plant is often grown as an ornamental plant due to

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Plumeria

Plumeria Plumeria is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It contains primarily deciduous shrubs and small trees. They are native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America as far south as Brazil, but can be grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions. There are more than 300 named varieties. The genus

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Wood Anemone

Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa is an early-spring flowering plant in the genus Anemone in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe. Common names include wood anemone, windflower, thimbleweed, and smell fox, an allusion to the musky smell of the leaves. It is a perennial herbaceous plant growing 5–15 centimetres (2.0–5.9 in) tall and is grown as an ornamental plant for

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Peony

Peony The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40. Most are herbaceous perennial plants 0.5–1.5 metres (1.6–4.9 ft) tall, but some resemble trees 1.5–3

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