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Tag Archives: North America

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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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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Berberis aquifolium or Mahonia aquifolium

Berberis aquifolium

Berberis aquifolium or Mahonia aquifolium? That is the question, evidently, botanist cannot agree and keep shifting from one to the other. But it is the same plant no matter what they call it. It is also known as Mahonia piperiana, Holly-leaved Barberry, Broadleaf evergreen, Mountain Grape, Rocky Mountain Grape, Oregon Grape, or Oregon Grape Holly. Berberis aquifolium It is part of the Berberidaceae family of plants. Berberis aquifolium is native to North ...

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Thalictrum polygamum

Thalictrum polygamum

Thalictrum polygamum or Thalictrum pubescens is also known as Tall Meadow Rue, Shining Grass, Musquash Weed, Quicksilver Weed, King of the Meadow, Rattlesnake bite, or Muskrat Weed. It is part of the Ranunculaceae or Buttercup family of plants. It is native to eastern North America. Thalictrum polygamum is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial. It grows in swamps, streamsides, and wetlands. It grows to about 2.5m or 8ft. Thalictrum polygamum It has ...

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Cotinus obovatus or American Smoke Tree

Cotinus obovatus

Cotinus obovatus or American Smoke Tree is also known as Chittamwood, Texas Smoke Tree, Wild Smoke Tree, Smokebush, Cotinus americanus, or Smoke Tree. It is a large deciduous, multi-trunked tree. It has a resinous sap. It is from the Anacardiaceae family of plants. American Smoke Tree is native to North America, in particular Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas. Cotinus obovatus grows to 10m or 33ft tall. Cotinus obovatus, ...

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Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose

Oenothera speciosa

Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose is also known as Pink Ladies, White Evening Primrose, Pinkladies, Pink Evening Primrose, Mexican Primrose, Amapola, Buttercups, or Showy Evening Primrose. It is part of eh Onagraceae family of plants. Oenothera speciosa is native to North America, specifically to Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma, south to Texas and NewMexico. The speciosa in the name means showy. It could become invasive in the right climate. It ...

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Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera is also known as American Tulip Tree, Tulip Tree, Canary Whitewood, Yellow Poplar, Whitewood, Canoewood, North American Whitewood, Lyre Tree, Saddle Tree, Tulip Wood, Tulip Poplar, or Western Poplar. It is part of the Magnoliaceae family of plants. It is native to Eastern North America. Liriodendron tulipifera is the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Liriodendron tulipifera at Kew Gardens, London, UK Liriodendron tulipifera is a large ...

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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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Fothergilla major

Fothergilla major

Fothergilla major is also known as Mountain Witch Alder or Large Witch Alder. It is part of the Hamamelidaceae family of plants. It is the Witch-hazel family. It is native to North America. More precisely it is native to the Allegheny Mountains in the southeast USA. Fothergilla major is hardy. It is a deciduous shrub. Fothergilla major is densely branching. It is named after John Fothergill (1712-1780). He was an ...

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