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Daily Archives: November 24, 2020

Vicia villosa

Vicia villosa

Vicia villosa is also known as the Fodder Vetch, Winter Vetch, or Hairy Vetch. It is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. Vicia villosa is native to Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. It is a perennial climber. It is grown as a forage crop. Vicia villosa grows in North America as a winter cover crop. It is considered invasive in the United States. This legume fixes nitrogen in ...

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Papaver rhoeas

Papaver rhoeas near Jermuk

Papaver rhoeas is also known as the Papaver vulgaris, Papaver arvaticum, Common Poppy, Corn Poppy, African Rose, Corn Rose, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy, or Red Poppy. Rhoeas means red in greek. It is part of the Papaveraceae family of plants. It is a herbaceous annual plant. Papaver rhoeas was adopted as a symbol of dead soldiers after World War I. Papaver rhoeas was known as an agricultural weed. But it ...

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Wildflowers around Noravank, Armenia

Noravank, Armenia

Monastery of Noravank Նորավանք is a 13th-century Armenian monastery. It was built in a gorge made by the Amaghu river. It is 122km from Yerevan. It is near the city of Yeghegnadzor. The Sourp Astvatsatsin Church (14th century) is built in two stories. It has a rather unique architecturally decorative, exterior, cantilevered stairs that it is best known for. The church was financed by Prince Burtel Orbelian. It is sometimes ...

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Verbascum pulverulentum

Verbascum pulverulentum

Verbascum pulverulentum is also known as Hoary mullein. It is part of the Scrophulariaceae family of plants. It is a biennial. It grows up to 1.8m or 6ft tall. Verbascum pulverulentum leaves contain rotenone used as an insecticide and coumarin which helps prevent blood from clotting. It is native to Europe. Verbascum pulverulentum creates a rosette of leaves and a tall branching spike of yellow flowers in late spring and ...

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Securigera varia

Securigera varia

Securigera varia or Coronilla varia is also known as Crown vetch, Hive Vine, Rose Vetch, Rosy-flowered Crown Vetch, or Purple Crown Vetch. It is part of the Fabaceae family. It is native to Africa, Asia, and Europe. It is a low-growing vine. It can grow to 2ft or 60cm tall. It is hardy. Securigera varia is a spreading plant. It is used for erosion control especially in the United States. ...

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Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is also knowns as Gladiolus byzantinus, Byzantine Gladiolus, Eastern Gladiolus, Gladiolus Nanus ‘Byzantinus’, or Common Corn-flag. It is native to the Mediterranean. Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus is a cormous herbaceous perennial. It can grow to 1m or 3ft tall. Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus at Kew Garden, London, UK Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus flowers in late spring producing spikes of flowers. The flowers are ...

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