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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…

Jacaranda

Jacaranda is one of the most striking flowering plants you can grow in your garden, featuring fern-like leaves and bright purple flowers in spring and summer. Jacaranda At A Glance…

Nelumbo (Lotus)

Known more widely as the Lotus, the Nelumbo genus contains two species, Nelumbo nucifera, and Nelumbo lutea, which are part of the Lotus plant family. These perennial plants only grow…

Erica (Heath)

There are at least 850 different species of plants which fall under the Erica genus, and nearly 700 of them are only found in South Africa. The rest come from…

Calendula (Marigold)

Part of the sunflower plant family, plants within the Calendula genus provide plenty of uplifting color into any garden. The genus itself is made up of about 20 different species…

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Dicentra is one of the most unusual and instantly recognizable genera, with spurred flowers that look like hearts. The genus is made up of about 8 species in the poppy…

Rosa (Rose)

The rose is one of the most recognizable plants, grown all over the world for its gorgeous looks, vivid color, and captivating perfume. The genus itself, Rosa, is made up…

Forsythia (Golden Bell)

Forming part of the olive plant family, Forsythia is a small genus, made of 11 different species, all of which bloom. Nearly all types come from eastern parts of Asia,…

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