Monday, 26 August, 2019

Category: Horticultural Wonders


Cattleya, The Queen Of Orchids

Cattleya, The Queen Of Orchids. Cattleya, often called the Queen of Orchids, is a genus of orchids from Costa Rica south to Argentina. The genus was named in 1824 by John Lindley after horticulturalist William Cattley. Cattley obtained a specimen of then unnamed Cattleya labiata from William Swainson who had discovered the new plant in Pernambuco, Brazil, in

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Lily of the Valley

Lily Of The Valley

Lily Of The Valley. Lily of the valley, scientific name Convallaria majalis, is a sweet scented, highly poisonous woodland flowering plant that is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe. In the APG III system, the genus is placed in the famil y Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoidaea (formerly the family Ruscaceae). Convallaria majalis is a herbaceous perennial

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