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Centranthus ruber

Centranthus ruber

Centranthus ruber is also known as Red Valerian, Fox’s Brush, Devil’s Beard, Jupiter’s Beard, Spur Valerian and Kiss me Quick. It is a woody perennial. It is a clump-forming, sub-shrub. It is part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It is native to the Mediterranean region. Centranthus ruber should not be confused with true Valerian or Valeriana officinalis which is used for medicinal purposes. Centranthus ruber can be invasive. Centranthus ...

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Allium schoenoprasum or Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum is also known as Allium oliganthum, Allium montanum, Allium schmitzii var. duriminium, Allium alpinum, Allium gredense, Allium buhseanum, Allium purpurascens, Allium raddeanum, Chives, Cive, Sieves, Seithes, Onion Grass, or Schnittlaugh. It is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. It is related to onions, garlic, leek, and shallot. Allium schoenoprasum is native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Chives are commonly found in your grocery stores. Chives have ...

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Citrus hystrix

Citrus hystrix

Citrus hystrix is a thorny bush native to southeast Asia. Citrus hystrix is also known as Kaffir Lime (though it is seldom used due to its ethnic connotations in South Africa), Thai Lime, Market Lime, Mauritius Papeda, Leech Lime, Wild Lime, or Combavas. It is part of the Rutaceae family of plants. It produces a citrus fruit. The fruit is used in Asian cuisine. The leaves and their essential oil ...

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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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Acca sellowiana or Pineapple Guava

Acca sellowiana

Acca sellowiana or formerly known as Feijoa sellowiana is commonly known as Feijoa, Pineapple Guava, Brazilian Guava, Fig Guava, or Guavasteen, but it is not a true Guava. It is from the Myrtaceae or the Myrtle family of plants and it is native to Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina, Colombia, and Uruguay. Acca sellowiana is a perennial shrub. It is evergreen. Acca sellowiana can grow to 7m or 23ft. Acca sellowiana ...

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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’ or Creeping Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’ or Creeping Rosemary is a low-growing groundcover. It is a woody perennial herb. It has fibrous roots. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus. The name is derived from Latin “ros” for dew and “marinus” the sea meaning “The Dew of the Sea”. Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’ is native to the Mediterranean region. Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’ or Creeping Rosemary ...

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Punica granatum or Pomegranate

Punica granatum or Pomegranate

Punica granatum or Pomegranate is also known as Carthaginian Apple or Granada. It is part of the Lythraceae family of plants. Pomegranate is native to a region extending from Iran to India. Punica granatum is a multi-branched shrub with a rounded, bushy habit. It can grow up to 10m or 30ft tall very long living some living up to 200 years. The name Pomegranate is from Latin pōmum “apple” and ...

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Bellis Perennis ‘Galaxy White’

Bellis Perennis 'Galaxy White'

Bellis Perennis ‘Galaxy White’, Daisy ‘Galaxy White’, Lawn Daisy, English Daisy ‘Galaxy White’, or Herb Margaret ‘Galaxy White’. It has white, double rosette flowers with yellow centers. It is a herbaceous perennial but it is really grown as a biennial. It is native to Europe. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. The daisy-like flowers bloom in spring and have a long flowering season. They are used in ...

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Tropaeolum majus or Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus

Tropaeolum majus is an annual plant. It is from the Tropaeolaceae family of plants. It is native to Central and South America. It is also known as Nasturtium (meaning nose-twister), Nasturtium, Common Nasturtium, Mexican Cress, Peruvian Cress, Indian Cress, or Garden Nasturtium. It is fast and easy-grower. Tropaeolum majus rewards you with flowers for a long season, practically from spring to winter. Tropaeolum majus is a climber, ground cover, or ...

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Araucaria araucana, Monkey Puzzle Tree

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Araucaria araucana is also known as Monkey Puzzle Tree. It is an evergreen tree native to Chile (The national tree of Chile) and Argentina. It belongs to the Araucariaceae family of plants. It is the hardiest conifer in the family. It is also known as Chilean Pine or Monkey Puzzle, Monkey Tail Tree, Piñonero, Pewen. This tree is considered endangered. Monkey Puzzle Tree or Araucaria araucana at Kew Gardens, London, UK ...

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