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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 –…

Limonium (Sea Lavender; Statice)

Also known as Caspia, or Marsh-Rosemary, Limonium is a genus of 120 different species, hailing from the leadwort family. They can be found across the world, but the greatest diversity…

Wisteria

One of the most elegant genera around, wisteria are climbing plants belonging to the pea plant family, and the genus itself is made up of around 10 different species. Wisteria…

Nerium (Oleander)

Nerium is a genus that consists of a single species, Nerium oleander, grown both in temperate and warm climates as an ornamental plant. It’s so widespread that no one is…

Solidago (Goldenrod)

Part of the aster plant family, Solidago, or the goldenrod, is the genus name for between 100 and 120 different species, all of which produce fabulous flowers. Most hail from…

Eryngium (Sea Holly)

Part of the celery plant family, the sea holly, or Eryngium, is a genus of around 250 different species, some of which are annual varieties, and some are perennials. The…

Helleborus (Hellebore; Christmas Rose)

Hellebore or Helleborus, comes from the buttercup plant family, and is a genus made up of around 20 species of perennials. You may also know the hellebore as the Christmas…

Felicia (Blue Daisy; Marguerite Daisy)

Felicia is one of the most recognizable genera within the daisy plant family, consisting of about 80 different species of perennials, annuals, and shrubs. The majority come from South Africa,…

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