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Berberis
2014-01-12 06:53:32

Berberis is a genus of plant with about 500 species. They are largely evergreen shrubs that measure 3 to 18 feet tall. Several species have become popular garden shrubs, known for features such as its ornamental leaves. Berberis is characterized by dimorphic (having separate male and female) shoots. The long shoots form the structure of the plant while the smaller short shoots measure just...

Silver vine Actinidia polygama
2014-01-05 10:47:29

Actinidia polygama is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Silver vine or Cat powder. The plant belongs to the Actinidiaceae family. A. polygama can be found naturally growing in Japan and China. Actinidia polygama vines grow between 16 and 19 feet. Its leaves grow between 2.3 and 5.1 inches long. The species’ leaves appear silver and white in...

Variegated kiwi vine Actinidia kolomikta
2014-01-04 15:22:59

Actinidia kolomikta is a very hardy, flowering vine species. The species belongs to the Actinidiaceae family and may also be referred to commonly as the Variegated kiwi vine. A. kolomikta can be found in Russia, Korea, Japan and China. Actinidia kolomikta vines are fast-growing and reach between 26 and 33 feet. The plant produces fragrant, white flowers that can be seen blooming in early...

Fuzzy kiwifruit Actinidia deliciosa
2014-01-04 15:04:48

Actinidia deliciosa is a fruiting vine species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Fuzzy kiwifruit or Mangueyo. A. deliciosa is a member of the Actinidiaceae family and can be found in growing naturally in southern China. A. deliciosa is technically a climbing shrub or twining vine. The plant reaches measurements of 30 feet. Its leaves measure between 2.9 and 4.9 inches long...

Hardy kiwi Actinidia arguta
2014-01-04 14:34:30

Actinidia arguta is a very hardy, perennial vine species. The plant produces a small fruit that gives the species its common names: Hardy kiwifruit, Kiwi berry, Arctic kiwi, Baby kiwi, Desert kiwi, Grape kiwi, Northern kiwi and Cocktail kiwi. A. arguta is a member of the Actinidiaceae family. The plant can be found growing in Japan, Korea, Northern China and Russian Siberia. A. arguta fruits...

Summer Lilac Buddleja davidii
2009-04-28 15:48:25

Buddleja davidii or Summer Lilac is an indigenous shrub of northwest China and Japan and is widely cultivated for use as an ornamental plant. However, in England and parts of the northwestern United States it is considered an invasive weed. Often referred to as the Butterfly Bush, it is food for several species of butterflies. It does not thrive well in harsh cold climates and will die in...

Hydrangea
2005-07-12 14:38:04

Hydrangea (Hydrangea) is a genus of roughly 100 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (from Japan to China, the Himalaya and Indonesia) and North and South America. Most are shrubs 1-3 m tall, but some are small trees, and others vines reaching up to 30 m by climbing up trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are...

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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