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Iris ensata or Iris kaempferi

Iris ensata

Iris ensata is also known as the Japanese Iris, Japanese Flag, Sword-leaved Iris, Japanese Water Iris, or in Japanese Hanashōbu 花菖蒲 and it was formerly called Iris kaempferi. The name ensata means sword referring to its leaves. Iris ensata It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants and it is native to Japan, China, Korea, and Russia, its native habitat is usually boggy or marshes with low acid soil. ...

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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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Acer davidii

Acer davidii

Acer davidii is also known as Père David’s Maple or Snakebark Maple. It is part of the Sapindaceae family of plants and is a species of maple. Acer davidii is native to China. It was first discovered by Armand David or Père David (1826-1900), a French missionary catholic priest and botanist. He was sent to China in 1851 and commissioned by the Jardin des Plantes to obtain specimens. It was ...

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Iris wilsonii

Iris wilsonii

Iris wilsonii, or Wilson Iris, or 黄花鸢尾 in Chinese, is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial. It is called Bäckiris in Sweden. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants and part of the Sibirica series. Iris wilsonii is native to China. It was named after Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson (1876-1930), a British plant collector who discovered Iris wilsonii in Hupeh (currently called Hubei), China. It was published by Charles Henry ...

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Euonymus alatus

Euonymus alatus

Euonymus alatus is also known as the Winged Spindle, Burning Bush, Winged Euonymus. It is part of the Celastraceae family of plants. It is native to Northeast Asia and China. Get Euonymus alatus if you are looking for the spectacular red color in autumn foliage. It is a large deciduous shrub. Euonymus alatus foliage is oval and green but and turn a rosy-crimson red in autumn. It can grow to ...

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Iris bulleyana

Iris bulleyana

Iris bulleyana is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is called 西南鸢尾, meaning Southwest Iris, in Chinese. It is native to South China, Myanmar, and Tibet. Iris bulleyana is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial. In Sweden, they call it the Kinesisk Iris or Bulley’s Iris. Bulleyana is named after Arthur Kilpin Bulley (1861-1942) who was the creator of the Ness Botanic Gardens. He also has other plants such as ...

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Liriope muscari

Liriope muscari is also known as Liriope platyphylla, Liriope graminifolia, Ophiopogon graminifolius, or commonly known as Big blue Lilyturf, Lilyturf, Border Grass, or Monkey Grass. It is part of the Asparagaceae family of plants. Liriope muscari is native to Japan, China, and Taiwan. It is an evergreen. It is a clump-forming tuberous perennial. It is a hardy plant. Liriope muscari has dark leathery grass-like or blade-like foliage. Liriope muscari Liriope ...

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Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodgersia aesculifolia is from the Saxifragaceae family of plants. It is native to northern China. Rodgersia aesculifolia is a herbaceous clump-forming perennial. It is also known as Chestnut-leaved Rodgersia, The leaves look like horse-chestnut tree leaves and are deeply veined and palmately divided. Rodgersia aesculifolia Rodgersia aesculifolia flowers in the summer producing spikes or panicles of little creamy-white start-shaped flowers. Panicles could be as tall as 60cm or 2ft. I ...

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Persicaria angustifolia var laxmannii

Persicaria angustifolia var laxmannii

Persicaria angustifolia var laxmannii is also known as Aconogonon angustifolium, Polygonum angustifolium or Knotweed. It is part of the Polygonaceae family of plants. It is native to Yunnan, China. Persicaria angustifolia var laxmannii is a deciduous, clump-forming, herbaceous, perennial. Persicaria angustifolia var laxmannii has green oval, eliptic foliage. It produces spikes of creamy-white flowers in summer and autumn. Persicaria angustifolia var laxmannii Persicaria angustifolia var laxmannii Plant Persicaria angustifolia var ...

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Albizia julibrissin

Albizia julibrissin

Albizia julibrissin is also known as the Acacia julibrissin, Pink Siris, Silk Tree. In Japan they call it Nemunoki, Nemurinoki and Nenenoki or Nemu Tree. Other names include Persian Silk Tree, Lenkoran Acacia, Chinese Silk Tree or Mimosa, The Pink Silk Tree or the Bastard Tamarind. The new Persian name is Shabkhosb شب‌خسب. It is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. Albizia julibrissin is native to Iran, stretching east to China and Taiwan. ...

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