Perennial Archive

  •   Blue Chilean Crocus Facts   First of all, despite the name, the quite beautiful Blue Chilean Crocus isn’t actually a crocus at all. Botanists actually classify this remarkable species […]

    Blue Chilean Crocus

      Blue Chilean Crocus Facts   First of all, despite the name, the quite beautiful Blue Chilean Crocus isn’t actually a crocus at all. Botanists actually classify this remarkable species […]

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  •     Orpheus Flower Facts   Many experts consider the most noteworthy fact about the lovely Orpheus Flower to be its┬áremarkable hardiness. The plant has the ability to survive for […]

    Orpheus Flower

        Orpheus Flower Facts   Many experts consider the most noteworthy fact about the lovely Orpheus Flower to be its┬áremarkable hardiness. The plant has the ability to survive for […]

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  •   The (unique) Blood Lily has a background that may surprise you. This remarkable species is actually a member of the Amaryllis family! Now THAT’S a surprise! This is the […]

    Blood Lily

      The (unique) Blood Lily has a background that may surprise you. This remarkable species is actually a member of the Amaryllis family! Now THAT’S a surprise! This is the […]

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  •   The distinctive Baikal Sedge is an exceedingly rare plant. In fact, it remains extant in ONLY 14 known groupings. In addition, these are scattered globally! Wow! Imagine that! First […]

    Baikal Sedge

      The distinctive Baikal Sedge is an exceedingly rare plant. In fact, it remains extant in ONLY 14 known groupings. In addition, these are scattered globally! Wow! Imagine that! First […]

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  •   The Schweinitz Sunflower (now THERE is a tongue twister!) is an extremely rare species of sunflower. It also possesses an extremely limited habitat range. The United States Forest Service […]

    Schweinitz Sunflower

      The Schweinitz Sunflower (now THERE is a tongue twister!) is an extremely rare species of sunflower. It also possesses an extremely limited habitat range. The United States Forest Service […]

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  •   The Happy Alien (yes, that really IS its common name!) is a MOST unusual plant. The name (understandably) derives from the unique appearance of its blooms. It is endemic […]

    Happy Alien

      The Happy Alien (yes, that really IS its common name!) is a MOST unusual plant. The name (understandably) derives from the unique appearance of its blooms. It is endemic […]

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  •   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 Scrub Morning Glory is a rare flowering plant in the (as the name implies) morning glory family. Fewer than 100 known populations of this plant remain. The lovely […]

    Scrub Morning Glory

      The Scrub Morning Glory is a rare flowering plant in the (as the name implies) morning glory family. Fewer than 100 known populations of this plant remain. The lovely […]

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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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  •   This plant is so “blessed” with beauty that it is actually reflected in its’ name. The lovely species is known as Holywood! Talk about a heavenly beauty! This delicate […]

    Holywood

      This plant is so “blessed” with beauty that it is actually reflected in its’ name. The lovely species is known as Holywood! Talk about a heavenly beauty! This delicate […]

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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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  •   The San Diego Ragweed is a species of plant that finds itself in a “sticky situation.” But then, so does anyone who happens to brush up against it! Get […]

    San Diego Ragweed

      The San Diego Ragweed is a species of plant that finds itself in a “sticky situation.” But then, so does anyone who happens to brush up against it! Get […]

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  •   The Abronia macrocarpa is an extremely rare and endangered species of flowering plant. The species has an extremely small natural territory remaining. The Abronia macrocarpa is only known to […]

    Abronia macrocarpa

      The Abronia macrocarpa is an extremely rare and endangered species of flowering plant. The species has an extremely small natural territory remaining. The Abronia macrocarpa is only known to […]

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  •   Indian Pipes is the common name for an extremely unusual species of plant. This herbaceous species has evolved to fill a very specific ecological niche. This perennial plant is […]

    Indian Pipes

      Indian Pipes is the common name for an extremely unusual species of plant. This herbaceous species has evolved to fill a very specific ecological niche. This perennial plant is […]

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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 Bois Dentelle is an exceedingly rare and highly threatened plant species. Only two individual specimens of this delicate flowering tree exist in the wild. These two specimens are […]

    Bois Dentelle

      The Bois Dentelle is an exceedingly rare and highly threatened plant species. Only two individual specimens of this delicate flowering tree exist in the wild. These two specimens are […]

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  •   The Hackelia venusta is an extremely rare species of flowering plant. Common names for this species include showy stickseed and lesser showy stickseed. Only one known population of the […]

    Hackelia venusta

      The Hackelia venusta is an extremely rare species of flowering plant. Common names for this species include showy stickseed and lesser showy stickseed. Only one known population of the […]

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  •   Menzies Wallflower is the common name of a very rare plant species. This lovely small plant is endemic to only four known small individual areas in California, in the […]

    Menzies Wallflower

      Menzies Wallflower is the common name of a very rare plant species. This lovely small plant is endemic to only four known small individual areas in California, in the […]

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