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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...

Creeping Mahonia Mahonia repens
2014-01-12 10:37:35

Mahonia repens is a species of plant in the Berberidaceae family. The plant may also be referred to as the Creeping mahonia, the Creeping Oregon grape, the Creeping barberry or the Prostrate barberry. This species is found in the Rocky Mountains and western areas of North America. Specifically you can find the Mahonia repens ranging from British Columbia and Alberta through Arizona and New...

Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium
2014-01-12 09:53:18

Mahonia aquifolium is a species of flowering plant from the family Berberidaceae. The plant may also be referred to as the Oregon grape. It is an evergreen shrub and typically blooms in early spring. M. aquifolium can grow up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It has pinnate leaves that measure up to 12 inches. Each leaf is made up of spiny leaflets. The leaves have a leathery appearance that...

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....

Tree Poppy Dendromecon
2014-01-12 09:12:54

Dendromecon is a genus of shrubs or small trees. The genus may also be referred as the Tree poppy. Dendromecon can be found in California and northern Baja California. Dendromecon plants typically produce evergreen leaves that grow between 1.2 to 3.9 inches long. Its leaves have a narrow oval shape and taper to a point towards the end. The genus is known to have flowers that are yellow in...

Guduchi Tinospora cordifolia
2014-01-12 08:49:06

Tinospora cordifolia is an herbaceous vine belonging to the Menispermaceae family. The species is more commonly known as Guduchi. The plant is a climbing shrub and can be found in tropical climates. T. cordifolia is a vine with heart-shaped leaves. Its bark is creamy-white or grey in color with deep clefts. It has long, slender aerial roots. Quite often it grows on mango or neem trees. The...

Bleeding Heart Dicentra
2014-01-12 08:29:13

Dicentra is a genus of 8 species of perennial herbaceous plants in the Fumariaceae family. The plant may also be referred to as the Bleeding heart. Dicentra plants have bisymmetric, heart-shaped flowers. The two outer petals are spurred at the base and curve backwards at the tip. The two inner petals are straight and connect at the tip. They contain four petals and two tiny sepals. The...

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...

Himalayan Mayapple Podophyllum hexandrum
2014-01-12 07:44:48

Podophyllum hexandrum is a plant species belonging to the Berberidaceae family. The species may also be referred to as the Himalayan mayapple or the Indian mayapple. Podophyllum hexandrum are native to the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. This particular plant species flourishes at lower elevations. Podophyllum hexandrum is a low growing plant. Its leaves may be described as drooping and...

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...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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