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Amicia zygomeris

Amicia zygomeris

Amicia zygomeris is also known as the Yoke-leaved Amicia or Gotta Pea. It is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is native to Mexico. Amicia zygomeris was named after Giovanni Battista Amici (1786-1863), an Italian physicist. The name is from Greek, Zugos meaning yolk and meris meaning part. It is a wood-based deciduous perennial. It is a medium-sized upright shrub. The foliage is heart-shaped and in pairs. They ...

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Iris missouriensis

Iris missouriensis

Iris missouriensis is a clump-forming, deciduous, rhizomatous perennial belonging to the Iridaceae family of plants. It is also known as Iris tolmieana, Iris montana, Western Blue Flag, Rocky Mountain Flag, Missouri Flag, It is native to western North America and Mexico. The name missouriensis is in reference to the Missouri River where it was first discovered at the banks by Lewis and Clark, in 1806. Iris missouriensis Iris missouriensis has ...

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Salvia darcyi

Salvia darcyi

Salvia darcyi is a herbaceous perennial shrub, it is bushy, clum-forming, and semi evergreen. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is native to Mexico, in particular in the eastern range of Mexican Sierra Madre Orientale. These species were originally discovered in 1991 and named by Dr. James Compton in honor of John D’arcy, a British botanist. It is also known as Darcy’s Mexican Sage, Darcy’s Sage, Fiery ...

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Salvia involucrata

Salvia involucrata

Salvia involucrata is also known as Roseleaf Sage or Rosey Leaf Sage. It is a herbaceous perennial. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is native to Mexico. It grows in forests and shady locations. It has colorful and larger bracts which is the reason for it being named involucrata. Salvia involucrata can grow to about 5ft or 1.5m. The flowers and the bracts are dark pink or ...

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Mirabilis jalapa

Mirabilis jalapa

Mirabilis jalapa is also known as the Marvel of Peru, Michaela Petit’s Four o’Clock, or the Four o’clock Flower. Mirabilis jalapa was cultivated by Aztecs. It is named “Mirabilis” meaning “wonderful” and “Jalapa” the name of the capital of Veracruz. Mirabilis jalapa is native to tropical Central and South America. Mirabilis jalapa is part of the Nyctaginaceae family of plants. It was named by Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist in ...

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Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’

Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'

Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ or Mexican Bush Sage ‘Santa Barbara’ is a hybrid of which has purple flowers with hints of white. Salvia leucantha is a herbaceous perennial plant native to Mexico. Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ flowers from August to November. It has aromatic, light-green foliage. The small white flowers appear in purple calyces. Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ can grow to about 1m or 3ft approximately. Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ ...

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Sanvitalia procumbens

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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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Senna alata

Senna alata

Senna alata or Cassia alata is a member of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is also is known by the following common names, Candletree, Candelabra Bush, Candle Bush, Emperor’s Candlestick, Craw-Craw Plant, Acapulo, Christmas Candles, and Ringworm Shrub. It is native to Central and South America. It spans from Mexico to South Indies and Paraguay. This shrub grows up to 4m or 13ft. It is tropical. And it is ...

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Romneya coulteri

Romneya coulteri

Romneya coulteri is native to Southern California, Baja California, and Mexico. It is named after an Irish botanist Thomas Coulter. It is also called Canyon Poppy, Coulter’s Matilija Poppy, Californian Poppy, Bush Poppy, Giant White Californian Poppy, Dream of the Desert, California Tree Poppy, or Matilija Poppy. The flowers make an impressive presentation. Romneya coulteri is a member of the Papaveraceae family of plants. It is a herbaceous perennial. It ...

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