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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,…

Aconitum (Aconite; Monkshood; Wolfsbane)

Aconitum has many interesting names, including blue rocket, monkshood, aconite, wolfsbane, mousebane, leopard’s bane, and the devil’s helmet. There’s more than 250 different species of these plants, which come from…

Zinnia

Zinnias come from the daisy plant family, Asteraceae, and hail from North America, with a few other types coming from South America. It’s not a large genus, made up of…

Campanula (Bellflower)

The Campanula genus is made up of about 500 different species of biennials, perennials, and annual plants which come from the Northern Hemisphere. They come from the Campanulaceae plant family….

Myosotis (Forget Me Not; Scorpion Grass)

Hailing from the Borage plant family, Myosotis is a genus made up of 74 accepted species, though there are easily more than 500 different names. Some of these are synonyms…

Tigridia (Tiger Flower; Mexican Shellflower)

Tigridia flowers are captivating, with their lily-like, speckled blooms and vivid colors.  Tigridia At A Glance They come from around 35 different species in the Tigridia genus, belonging to the…

Nemophila (Baby Blue Eyes)

Nemophila, or Baby Blue Eyes, forms part of the Borage plant family, hailing from western and southeastern parts of North America, and Mexico. These annuals are very popular as ornamental…

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