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 Yellow Water Lily Nuphar lutea
2014-01-14 14:14:34

Nuphar lutea is commonly referred to as the Brandy Bottle or Yellow water lily. It is an aquatic plant and a member of the Nymphaeacae family. N. lutea is native to temperate regions of Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia. N. lutea grows in shallow water and wetlands. Its roots attach to the sediment while its leaves float on the surface. This plant can grow in water up to 16 feet...

Foxnut Euryale ferox
2014-01-13 16:54:10

Euryale ferox is a flowering plant commonly known as the Foxnut. It is the only species in the genus Euryale. The plant is classified in the water lily family known as Nymphaeacae, although it is sometimes regarded in its own distinct family: Euryalaceae. E. ferox grows in water and produces bright purple flowers. It has large and round leaves that often measure more than 3 feet in diameter....

Epimedium
2014-01-12 10:53:55

Epimedium is a genus of flowering plants. This genus belongs to the Berberidaceae family. There are around 50 species. Some common names of Epimedium are barrenwort, bishop's hat, fairy wings, horny goat weed, rowdy lamb herb, randy beef grass or yin yang huo. All species of Epimedium are herbaceous perennials. They grow from an underground rhizome. Their growth habits, however, vary...

Mahonia
2014-01-12 09:42:21

Mahonia is a genus of evergreen shrub made up of approximately 70 different species. The genus belongs to the Berberidaceae family. Species of this plant genus range greatly from Asia, the Himalaya, North America and Central America. Conflicting opinions on the “Mahonia” classification exist because several plants in this genus are able to hybridize with plants in the genus Berberis....

Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum
2014-01-12 08:01:32

Podophyllum peltatum is a plant species belonging to the Berberidaceae family. The species may also be referred to as Mayapple, Hogapple, Indian apple, Mayflower, Umbrella plant, Wild lemon, Wild mandrake, American mandrake or Devil’s apple. The Podophyllum peltatum is an herbaceous perennial plant, meaning its leaves and stems die down at the end of growing season but the plant as a whole...

Greater Celandine Chelidonium majus
2014-01-12 07:16:55

Chelidonium majus is an herbaceous plant species. This species is the sole plant that makes up the Chelidonium genus. C. majus is a perennial plant, meaning it typically survives longer than 2 years. The species is native to Europe and western Asia and has recently been cultivated in North America. The species may also be referred to as the Greater celandine or Tetterwort. C. majus stands...

Cyclamen repandum
2014-01-10 14:51:48

Cyclamen repandum is a flowering plant species. The species is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. The name “repandum” is derived from the Latin word, meaning “bent back”. This name refers to the flower’s petals. C. repandum plants can be found in southern Europe and scattered throughout the Mediterranean Islands, specifically in southeastern France, Italy, and Serbia and on...

Ivy-leaved cyclamen Cyclamen hederifolium
2014-01-08 20:50:15

Cyclamen hederifolium is a flowering plant species that belongs to the Myrsinaceae family. It is widely cultivated, and is the most widespread of the Cyclamen species. It is commonly referred to as the Ivy-leaved cyclamen or Sowbread. C. hederifolium is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. It produces roots from its top and sides,...

Persian cyclamen Cyclamen persicum
2014-01-08 20:39:58

Cyclamen persicum is a flowering, herbaceous plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Persian cyclamen. C. persicum is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom. Wild specimens have heart-shaped leaves that...

Purple cyclamen Cyclamen purpurascens
2014-01-08 20:18:09

Cyclamen purpurascens is a flowering plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Alpine cyclamen, European cyclamen, or Purple cyclamen. C. purpurascens is a tuberous plant.  A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The plant’s flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom C....

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.