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Perennial Plants

Hypericaceae

Hypericaceae or the St. John’s Wort Family of plants is from the order of Malpighiales. There are 9 genera and about 700 species in this family. Most of the plants are tropical except for one or two. They are annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Hypericaceae members have leaves that are simple and entire, and opposite. The leaves are sometimes spotted. Hypericaceae inflorescence is usually clusters of branched flat-top flowers. Each flower ...

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Althaea officinalis

Althaea officinalis

Althaea officinalis or Marsh Mallow is also known as Althaea kragujevacensis, Althaea taurinensis, Bismalva, Mauve, White Mallow, Guimauve, Mauve, Wymot, Mortification root, Joseph’s Staff, or Wymote. It is part of the Malvaceae family of plants. It is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. The name Althaea is from Greek ἄλθειν meaning “to cure”, referring to its healing properties. Althaea officinalis It is a herbaceous perennial. Althaea officinalis has ...

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Papaver pseudo-orientale

Papaver pseudo-orientale

Papaver pseudo-orientale is also known as Pseudo-oriental Poppy or Papaver lasiothrix. It is part of the Papaveraceae family of plants. Papaver pseudo-orientale is one of the largest flowering poppies. This plant is a suckering plant. It usually flowers in June. Papaver pseudo-orientale flowers have 4 to 6 orangish-red petals and the flowers are 12cm or 5in wide. Papaver pseudo-orientale has a leafy stem and the flowers have a dark spot ...

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Sisyrinchium striatum

Sisyrinchium striatum

Sisyrinchium striatum is also known as Phaiophelps nigricans, Yellow Mexican Satin Flower, Paneguia striata, Bermudiana striata, Ferraria ochroleuca, Marica striata, Moraea sertula, or Pale Yellow-eyed Grass. It is part of the Iridaceae or the Iris family of plants. Sisyrinchium striatum is a clump-forming perennial. It is native to Argentina and Chile. It is a grassy plant. Sisyrinchium striatum grows to 90cm or 3ft tall. Sisyrinchium striatum Sisyrinchium striatum foliage is grayish-green, lance-shaped, and ...

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Aster novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’

Aster 'Andenken an Alma Potschke'

Aster novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ or New England Aster ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ or Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Pötschke’ is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is a clump-forming perennial. Aster ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ is native to North America. Aster ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ is an erect-growing plant and grows to 1.5m or 5ft. Aster ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ is multi-stemmed and has dark green narrow ...

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Paeonia ‘Takara’, an Itho Peony

Paeonia Takara

Paeonia Takara is also known as Takara Peony, or Smith Opus 2. Paeonia Takara is an Itho Peony. Itoh peonies are hybrids or more accurately described intersectional hybrid peonies credited to Toichi Itoh the Japanese Peony breeder from the 1940s who popularized hybridizing tree peonies with herbaceous peonies. The result is usually a compact plant with masses of large fragrant flowers. Paeonia Takara is considered a herbaceous perennial and is part of the ...

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Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides is also known as the Smooth Oxeye, Oxeye Sunflower, Oxeye Daisy, Sunflower Heliopsis, False Sunflower, or Rough Oxeye. It is native to central and eastern North America. Heliopsis helianthoides is not a sunflower. Heliopsis helianthoides is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Heliopsis helianthoides It is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial. Heliopsis helianthoides is an easy-to-grow hardy plant. Heliopsis helianthoides grow to 150cm or 5ft tall. It ...

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Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’

Aster novae-angliae 'Barr's Pink'

Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’ is also known as New England Aster ‘Barr’s Pink’, Michaelmas Daisy ‘Barr’s Pink’, or Symphyotrichum novae-anglia ‘Barr’s Pink’. It is native to North America. It is a member of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is closely related to the chrysanthemums and sunflowers. Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’ is a herbaceous perennial . It is clump-forming. It can grow to 4ft or 120cm. The name Aster is ...

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Ranunculus Acris

Ranunculus acris

Ranunculus acris is also known as Ranunculus silvaticus, Meadow Buttercup, Bristleflower, Blisterwort, Yellow Gowan, Water Milfoil, Butter Rose, Blister Plant, Butter Cress, Butter Daisy, Butter Rose, Gold Balls, Common Buttercup, Common Crowfoot, Meadow Cup, Meadow Ranunculus, Meadow Crowfoot Gold Knots, Gold Knobs, Cuckooflower. Ranunculus acris is part of the Ranunculaceae family of plants and it is the most common buttercup in Europe. Ranunculus acris is native to temperate Eurasia. It ...

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Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata is also known as Verbena pinnatifid, American Blue Vervain, American Simpler’s Joy, Blue Vervain, Wild Hyssop, Ironweed. It is part of the Verbenaceae family of plants. Verbena hastata is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial. It is native to North America. It usually grows in wet meadows. Verbena hastata at Kew Garden, London, UK The lance-shaped foliage is narrow and about 6in or 15cm long and sharply toothed. The Verbena ...

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