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Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red,...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P....

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in...

Adenanthos sericeus
2014-10-15 11:12:56

Adenanthos sericeus is a shrub species, the plant may also be referred to as the Woolly bush. A. sericeus is a member of the Proteaceae family. This species can be found naturally on the south coast of Western Australia. Adenanthos sericeus is an erect, low growing shrub; however, the plant has been known to act as a small tree growing up to 16 feet tall. Its leaves typically grow to 1.6...

Adenanthos obovatus
2014-10-14 12:02:16

Adenanthos obovatus is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to as the Basket flower, the Jugflower, Glandflower, and the Stick-in-the-jug. The plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. A. obovatus can be found only in Southwest Australia. Adenanthos obovatus have many stems. The plant will grow to approximately 3 feet in height and 4.9 feet in diameter. The plant’s long, oval...

Adenanthos macropodianus
2014-10-14 11:59:16

Adenanthos macropodianus is a shrub species. The plant may also be referred to as the Gland Flower or the Kangaroo Island gland flower. A. macropodianus belongs to the Proteaceae family. This species can be found only on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Adenanthos macropodianus was listed as a variety of A. sericeus for over 100 years until finally in 1970 the plant was given its own species...

Adenanthos detmoldii
2014-10-14 11:54:32

Adenanthos detmoldii is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to as the Scott River jugflower or the Yellow jugflower. This plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. The shrub can be found in Western Australia. Adenanthos detmoldii is an upright growing shrub. It reaches heights of 13 feet tall. The shrub produces leaves that measure 80 millimeters in length and 5 millimeters wide....

Adenanthos cuneatus
2014-10-14 11:50:36

Adenanthos cuneatus is a shrub species. The species is also known as the Coastal jugflower, Flame bush, Bridle bush and Sweat bush. The plant belongs to the Proteaceae family and can be found on the south coast of Western Australia. The species grows most abundant between King George Sound and Israelite Bay. Its heathland environment offers siliceous sandplain soil with good drainage and this...

Roupala
2014-10-14 11:08:49

Roupala is a plant genus that belongs to the Proteaceae family. The woody shrub and tree genus consists of 34 different species. Roupala plants grow approximately 80 feet tall. The plants have simple leaves once matured, however, when young leaves are compound or lobed. The shrub’s many flowers grow in clusters and turn into fruits that contain the plant’s seed. Roupala plants are...

Leucadendron argenteum
2014-10-13 13:16:46

Leucadendron argenteum is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Silver tree or the Silver leaf tree. L. argenteum belongs to the Proteaceae family. Its only naturally occurring growth can be found in South Africa, specifically in the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town. The species is currently endangered and is protected in South Africa. The L. argenteum species...

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