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Lantana (Shrub Verbena)

Part of the Verbenaceae plant family, you’ll find about 150 different perennial plants within the Lantana genus. They come from tropical parts of both Africa and the Americas and have…

Protea (Protea)

There are 112 identified species within the Protea genus, belonging to the Proteaceae plant family. All hail from dry regions of South Africa, and bloom in fantastic shapes and colors. …

Sedum (Stonecrop)

Sedum is a genus belonging to the Crassula plant family, and these plants are also known as stonecrops. As it contains at least 500 different species, this is one of…

Gentiana (Gentian)

Gentian plants belong to the Gentiana genus, which is made up of about 400 different species in the Gentianaceae family, making this a fairly large genus. These beautiful flowers are…

Begonia

One of the largest genera of flowering perennial plants, the begonia genus is made up of more than 2000 different species.  Most hail from tropical and subtropical parts of the…

Trillium (Wake Robin; Birthroot)

The Trillium genus is made up of roughly 50 different species of flowering plants, all of which belong to the bunchflower plant family, Melanthiaceae.  You can find these species in…

Cosmos

Forming part of the daisy family, Cosmos plants have around 40 different species, consisting of herbaceous annuals and perennials. While they are native to Mexico, and parts of the Americas,…

Banksia (Australian Honeysuckle)

Belonging to the very unusual and fabulous Proteaceae plant family, Banksia is a genus made up of about 170 different species, all native to Australia as wildflowers. While the image…

Celosia

Celosia comes from the Amaranth plant family, known for their striking, feathery flowers in many colors. The species belonging to the genus – and there’s about 50 of them –…

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