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2009-02-28 22:43:40

Bear's Breeches (Acanthus mollis) is a species of herbaceous perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region form Portugal and northwest Africa east to Croatia. It was one of the earliest cultivated species of garden plants. It grows in dry areas, and is tolerant of drought and shade. This plant grows to about 6.5 feet tall. It has basal clusters of deeply lobed and cut, shining dark green leaves up 3.25 feet long and close to 8 inches broad. The flowers are tubular, whitish, lilac or...

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