Herbaceous Archive

  •   The Rosary Pea is a plant whose brightly colored seeds are sought after for their beguiling beauty. However, that beauty hides a potentially DEADLY secret! The seeds of this […]

    Rosary Pea

      The Rosary Pea is a plant whose brightly colored seeds are sought after for their beguiling beauty. However, that beauty hides a potentially DEADLY secret! The seeds of this […]

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  •   The beautiful Lotus Corniculatus is a small flowering plant. It is actually (believe it or not!) a member of the pea family! But you do NOT want to eat […]

    Lotus Corniculatus

      The beautiful Lotus Corniculatus is a small flowering plant. It is actually (believe it or not!) a member of the pea family! But you do NOT want to eat […]

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  •   The lovely Maguire Daisy is a plant species with a unique status….for TWO separate reasons! In 1987, it was ACCIDENTALLY listed as an Endangered Species! Naturally, you wonder HOW? […]

    Maguire Daisy

      The lovely Maguire Daisy is a plant species with a unique status….for TWO separate reasons! In 1987, it was ACCIDENTALLY listed as an Endangered Species! Naturally, you wonder HOW? […]

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  •   Though lovely, the Sacramento Prickly Poppy is ONE flower you will think twice about picking! Virtually the entire plant is covered by razor-sharp thorns! This beautiful, but unique, large […]

    Sacramento Prickly Poppy

      Though lovely, the Sacramento Prickly Poppy is ONE flower you will think twice about picking! Virtually the entire plant is covered by razor-sharp thorns! This beautiful, but unique, large […]

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  •   We all know how “picky” delicate beauties can be, right? Well, it is the same for the Virginia Jointvetch. What a unique name! Who comes up with such names? […]

    Virginia Jointvetch

      We all know how “picky” delicate beauties can be, right? Well, it is the same for the Virginia Jointvetch. What a unique name! Who comes up with such names? […]

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  •   Can you believe that the possession of San Diego Thornmint represents a more serious crime than the possession of marijuana in the United States? It’s true! The San Diego […]

    San Diego Thornmint

      Can you believe that the possession of San Diego Thornmint represents a more serious crime than the possession of marijuana in the United States? It’s true! The San Diego […]

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  •     Wolfsbane is one of the common names given to a genus of more than 250 different plants. All known plants in this genus are native to the Northern […]

    Wolfsbane

        Wolfsbane is one of the common names given to a genus of more than 250 different plants. All known plants in this genus are native to the Northern […]

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  •   Milkweed is the name of a genus of unique plants endemic to North America. There are 140 known species in the genus. All are endemic to either the continental […]

    Milkweed

      Milkweed is the name of a genus of unique plants endemic to North America. There are 140 known species in the genus. All are endemic to either the continental […]

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  •   The Bee Orchid is the common name for this perennial herbaceous plant in the family: Orchidaceae. This species prefers a temperate climate. The Bee Orchid is endemic to a wide range […]

    Bee Orchid

      The Bee Orchid is the common name for this perennial herbaceous plant in the family: Orchidaceae. This species prefers a temperate climate. The Bee Orchid is endemic to a wide range […]

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  •     The Snowdrop is the common name for 20 species of small flowers within a small genus. All are herbaceous plants. Their name derives from the tendency of most […]

    Snowdrop

        The Snowdrop is the common name for 20 species of small flowers within a small genus. All are herbaceous plants. Their name derives from the tendency of most […]

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  •   Sundew is the common name for a large genus of carnivorous plants. There are currently 194 species in this genus.  All species of Sundew capture and digest insects via […]

    Sundew

      Sundew is the common name for a large genus of carnivorous plants. There are currently 194 species in this genus.  All species of Sundew capture and digest insects via […]

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  •   The Dolls Eye is a highly unique and distinctive species. It is a flowering plant, endemic to a few eastern regions of North America. The highly distinctive  Dolls Eye […]

    Dolls Eye

      The Dolls Eye is a highly unique and distinctive species. It is a flowering plant, endemic to a few eastern regions of North America. The highly distinctive  Dolls Eye […]

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  •   Lantana is the collective name of a family of flowering plants. There are approximately 150 species of the plant, all of which are perennials. All are endemic to Africa […]

    Lantana

      Lantana is the collective name of a family of flowering plants. There are approximately 150 species of the plant, all of which are perennials. All are endemic to Africa […]

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  •   Bleedng Heart is the common name of  a beautiful species of flowering plant. They are actually a member of  the poppy family. They are endemic to Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. […]

    Bleeding Heart

      Bleedng Heart is the common name of  a beautiful species of flowering plant. They are actually a member of  the poppy family. They are endemic to Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. […]

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  •   The Elderflower is a genus of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae, which was formerly placed in the honeysuckle family. It has now been reclassified due to genetic evidence. The genus contains […]

    Elderflower

      The Elderflower is a genus of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae, which was formerly placed in the honeysuckle family. It has now been reclassified due to genetic evidence. The genus contains […]

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  • The banana is an edible fruit produced in large numbers by several varieties of extremely large herbaceous flowering plants contained within the genus Musa. The fruit is variable in size, color […]

    Banana

    The banana is an edible fruit produced in large numbers by several varieties of extremely large herbaceous flowering plants contained within the genus Musa. The fruit is variable in size, color […]

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