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Annual Plants

Geranium lucidum

Geranium lucidum

Geranium lucidum is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. They call it Shining Cranesbill, Shining Geranium, or Shiny Geranium. It is native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. It has naturalized North America. It is an annual plant. It is clump-forming. Geranium lucidum grows to about 14in or 35cm tall. It has hairless, reddish stems. It has rounded leaves that are glossy. They are palmately-lobed and deeply divided. ...

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Nigella damascena

Nigella damascena

Nigella damascena is also known by many other common names, Love-in-a-Mist, Bird’s Nest, Blue Spiderflower, Ragged Lady, Love-in-a-Tangle, Love-in-a-Puzzle, Blue Crown, Chase-the-Devil, Devil-in-a-Bush, Devil in the Bush, Lady in the Bower, Kiss me twice before I rise, Katherine’s Flower, Jack in the green or Jack in prison. It is part of the Ranunculaceae family or Buttercup family of plants. It is an upright bushy annual. It is native to Southern ...

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Tithonia rotundifolia

Tithonia rotundifolia

Tithonia rotundifolia is also known as the Red Sunflower or Mexican Sunflower. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is native to North America. It is grown as an annual though in its native habitat it is a perennial. Tithonia rotundifolia can grow up to 1.8m or 6ft tall. It is a branching plant. It flowers in late summer and early autumn. Tithonia rotundifolia Tithonia rotundifolia produces bright orange flowers ...

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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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Dimorphotheca pluvialis

Dimorphotheca pluvialis

Dimorphotheca pluvialis is also known as White African Daisy, Cape Marigold, Weather Prophet, Cape Rain-daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Cape Daisy, or Rain Daisy. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Dimorphotheca is the former name for Osteospermum. However, it is now used for the annual species only. The color range for Dimorphotheca pluvialis is different than Osteospermum. Dimorphotheca pluvialis ranges in color from white, cream, yellow, to orange. Dimorphotheca ...

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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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Brassica oleracea var. Acephala

Brassica oleracea var. Acephala © onlineflowergarden.com

Brassica oleracea is a plant species that includes many of our familiar foods: cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussel sprouts, and more. It originates in Southern and Western Europe. Brassica is part of the Brassicaceae family of plants. Acephala group is the ornamental kale family, this family does not grow with a central head and that is also the meaning of the name. This group includes many varieties of kale. It ...

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Sanvitalia procumbens

Sanvitalia procumbens © onlineflowergarden.com

Sanvitalia procumbens or commonly known as Mexican Creeping Zinnia. It is a member of the Asteraceae family of plants. Sanvitalia procumbens is a spreading annual, an excellent choice for containers or hanging baskets. It provides a bright yellow color for all of the summer and autumn. It attracts bees and other pollinators. Sanvitalia procumbens is native to Mexico and Guatemala. Sanvitalia procumbens Plant Sanvitalia procumbens in the sun in light and sandy and well-drained ...

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Cosmos sulphureus

Cosmos sulphureus

Cosmos sulphureus is also known as Bidens sulphurea or Yellow Cosmos. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is a half-hardy annual. It is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America. Most cultivar’s height range between 30cm to 90cm or 1 to 3ft. The foliage is opposite and pinnately divided. The flowers range from yellow to oranges and red. It flowers through summer and autumn. Cosmos ...

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Nicotiana tabacum

Nicotiana tabacum

Nicotiana tabacum is from the Solanaceae family of plants. It is also known as the Common Tobacco Plant, Queen Mother Herb, Virginian Tobacco Plant. It is native to Central America and the Caribbean. Nicotiana tabacum is a herbaceous annual plant. French botanist and physician Jacques Daléchamps (1513-1588) gave its first name Herba nicotiana in 1586. It was brought to Europe a few years before by the French ambassador to Portugal ...

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