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Sorbus aronioides

Sorbus aronioides

Sorbus aronioides is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. It is native to China. They also call it Chokeberry-leaved Whitebeam or in Chinese 毛背花楸 Mao Bei Hua Qiu. Sorbus aronioides is a shrub or a small tree. It grows to 12m or 40ft tall. The common name Whitebeam is due to the silvery look of the backs of the leaves. When the wind blows they turn to show the ...

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Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum is a trailing perennial. It is evergreen. Pelargonium peltatum is native to South Africa. It is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. They also call it the Ivy-leaved Pelargonium, Hanging Geranium, Ivy Geranium, Ivyleaf Geranium, Cascading Geranium. The stems can grow up to 2m or 6ft long. Carl Linnaeus first described Pelargonium peltatum in 1753 in Species Plantarum. Pelargonium peltatum Pelargonium peltatum has heart-shaped or five-lobed leaves. ...

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Nymphoides indica

Nymphoides indica

Nymphoides indica is part of the Menyanthaceae family of plants. It is a perennial, aquatic plant. It is native to tropical locations around the world. They also call it Nymphoides aquatic, Limnanthemum indicum, Villarsia indica, Banana Plant, Floating Heart, Robust Marshwort, Water Snowflake. Nymphoides indica at Waterlily House at Kew Gardens, London, UK Nymphoides indica is a floating plant rooted in the soil. It has long stems. The stems produce ...

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Philadelphus coronarius or Mock Orange

Philadelphus coronarius

Philadelphus coronarius is a deciduous shrub. It is native to southeastern Europe and Asia minor. It is part of the Hydrangeaceae family of plants. They also call it Sweet Mock Orange or English Dogwood. ‘Coronarius” means ‘used for garlands”. It grows to 3m or 10ft. Philadelphus coronarius Philadelphus coronarius has toothed leaves. It flowers in late spring and early summer. The flowers are white and grow in clusters. they are ...

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Dietes iridioides

Dietes iridioides

Dietes iridioides is native to Africa and can be found in the region from Ethiopia to South Africa. It is a rhizomatous perennial. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is evergreen. They also call it the African Iris, Wild Iris, Cape Iris, Dietes vegeta, Fortnight Lily, or Morea Iris. Dietes iridioides Dietes iridioides have sarmentous or sarmentose stems which trail like strawberry stems and they branch ...

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Impatiens hawkeri

Impatiens hawkeri

Impatiens hawkeri is part of the Balsaminaceae family of plants. It is native to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Lt. Hawker first collected Impatiens hawkeri, in 1884. They also call it the New Guinea Impatiens. It is a herbaceous perennial. It grows to about 18in or 45cm tall. Impatiens hawkeri at Regents Park, London, UK The name impatiens is from Latin meaning “impatient”. It refers to the rapid ...

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Lilium ‘Star Gazer’

Lilium 'Star Gazer'

Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ is a bulbous perennial. It is part of the Liliaceae family of plants. They also call it Lily ‘Star Gazer’. Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ is a cultivar in the Oriental lilies group. It is fragrant. Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ is a fast grower. It grows to 36in or 90cm. Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ has upright flowers. IT is different from Rubrums which have downward faced flowers. Leslie Woodriff cultivated this hybrid, in 1974. She is ...

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Zephyranthes candida

Zephyranthes candida

Zephyranthes candida is a bulbous perennial. They also call it Argyropsis candida, Peruvian Swamp Lily, Rain Lily, Sea Onion, Summer Crocus, or White Zephyr Lily. It is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. It is native to South America. It grows to about 20cm or 8in. It produces basal leaves. They are linear. And the flowers are cup-shaped and crocus-like. They are white and about 4cm or 2in wide. ...

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Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense

Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense

Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense is a bulbous perennial. They commonly call it the Giant Lily. It is native to the Himalayas, China, and Myanmar. Nathaniel Wallich (1786-1854) first described this plant in 1824. He was a Danish botanist. It is part of the Liliaceae family of plants. Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense grows to 2m or 6ft tall. The name has its root in Greek. Kardia means heart and krinon means ...

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Eriocapitella rivularis or Anemone rivularis

Eriocapitella rivularis

Eriocapitella rivularis is a part of the Ranunculaceae family of plants. In 2018, Dr. Maarten J. M. Christenhusz (Born 1976), a Dutch botanist, and Dr. James W. Byng, a British botanist, described it as Eriocapitella rivularis. Previously, in 1817 it was placed in the Anemone genus as Anemone rivularis. It is native to Asia. It usually grows on streamsides or meadows on the margins of forests. Eriocapitella rivularis is a ...

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