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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Linnaea amabilis, or Kolkwitzia amabilis

Linnaea amabilis

Linnaea amabilis or Kolkwitzia amabilis is commonly known as Beauty Bush. It is a part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It is native to China. There it is called Wei shi shu, 蝟实. Kolkwitzia amabilis is a deciduous, suckering, plant. It is a fast-growing plant. It is an arching and spreading shrub. It grows up to 3m or 10ft tall. It grows as wide as it grows tall. It ...

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Hesperantha coccinea ‘Major’

Hesperantha coccinea'Major'

Hesperantha coccinea ‘Major’ is also known as Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’, Schizostylis coccinea ‘Gigantea’, Hesperantha coccinea ‘Grandiflora’, Hesperantha coccinea ‘Gigantea’, Hesperantha coccinea ‘Grandiflora’, Hesperantha coccinea ‘Gigantea’ Hesperantha grandiflora, River Lily, or Crimson Flag Lily ‘Major’. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is native to Southern Africa and Zimbabwe. Hesperantha coccinea’Major’ is a rhizomatous perennial. It is clump-forming. Coccinea in Latin means bright red. This plant was originally ...

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Medinilla magnifica

Medinilla magnifica

Medinilla magnifica or Rose Grape is part of the Melastomataceae family of plants. It is tropical. It is an evergreen, epiphytic shrub. It is native to the Philippines. It is also called the Philippine Orchid, Pink Lantern Plant, or Chandelier Plant. The leaves are leathery, green. They have pale-veins and are ovate. The leaves grow as long as 30cm or 12in. It uses its leaves to store moisture, just like ...

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Saxifraga spathularis

Saxifraga spathularis

Saxifraga spathularis is also known as St Patrick’s Cabbage, Robertsoniana Saxifrage, Prattling Parnell, Pyrenean Saxifrage, or in Irish Cabáiste mhadra rua. It is from the Saxifragaceae family of plants. It is native to Portugal, Spain, and Ireland. Saxifraga spathularis is a perennial. It is a wildflower. It flowers from May to August. It grows in a humid rocky landscape. Saxifraga in Latin means “stone breaker”. It usually grows in acid ...

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Rosa gallica

Rosa gallica

Rosa gallica is also known as the French Rose, Gallic Rose, or Rose of Provins, Provence Rose, Damask Rose, Shrub Rose, Apothecary’s Rose. It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. Rosa gallica is a deciduous shrub. It has slender straight prickles that vary in size. Rosa gallica is native to central and southern Europe and east to the Caucasus. Rosa gallica It has pinnately-compound foliage. They are deep ...

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Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia

Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia

Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants. Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia is a rhizomatrous, herbaceous perennial. It is native to North, Central, and South America. It is also known as Mexican Lobelia, Mexican Cardinal Flower, Loose Flower Lobelia, Drooping Lobelia, in Spanish it is called Aretitos, Acaxóchitl, and Chilpanxóchitl. Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia is a perennial shrub and can grow to 1.5m or 5ft. Lobelia ...

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Aquilegia vulgaris

Aquilegia vulgaris

Aquilegia vulgaris is also known as Common Columbine, European Columbine, American Bluebells, American Snapdragon, Culverwort, and many others that I will list below. The Latin name Vulgaris means common. It is part of the Ranunculaceae family of plants. Aquilegia vulgaris is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Though it is sometimes considered or treated as a biennial. It is native to Europe. Aquilegia vulgaris In its original native state Aquilegia vulgaris is ...

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Satureja hortensis

Satureja hortensis

Satureja hortensis or Summer Savory is very well known. It is a popular herb, especially in Canada. It is also called St. Julian’s Herb, Satyricon, or Stone Basil. Satureja hortensis is an annual. Unlike Winter Savory which is a perennial. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is used in Canada similar to Sage. It is also used in Provence, Bulgarian cuisine, in Romanian Cuisine as well as ...

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Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’ or Abutilon striatum var. thompsonii is also known as Painted Abutilon ‘Thompsonii’, Redvein Abutilon, Red Vein Indian Mallow, Red Vein Chinese Lanterns, Chinese Lantern, or Red Vein Flowering Maple. It is part of the Malvaceae family of plants. Pictum means “painted”, in Latin. Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’ Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’ is an upright shrub. It is evergreen. It can also be a small tree. Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’ is native to Brazil, Argentina, ...

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Cestrum parqui

Cestrum parqui

Cestrum parqui is also known as Willow-leaved Jessamine, Palqui, Green Cestrum. It is part of the Solanaceae family of plants. It is native to Chile. Cestrum parqui is fast-growing. It is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub. The foliage is light green. The leaves are alternate, lanceolate. When crushed they have a rubber-like fragrance. The flowers are light yellow-green. They are tubular. And they are fragrant at night. They appear as ...

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