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Wintersweet Chimonanthus
2014-02-07 09:16:44

Chimonanthus is commonly referred to as Wintersweet. It is a genus of flowering plant found in China. It is a part of the Calycanthaceae family. It is also exported to Iran, where it is called the Ice flower. The plant’s scientific name means winter flower in Greek. Chimonanthus is shrub that grows around 6 to 43 feet tall. Its leaves are entire and opposite measuring 2.75 to 7.9 inches...

Sweetshrub Calycanthus
2014-02-07 08:42:40

Calycanthus is a genus of flowering plant found in North America. The plant belongs to the Calycanthaceae family. It is commonly known as the Sweetshrub. The genus includes 2 species that are accepted by the Flora of North America and 2 that may or may not be, depending on taxonomic interpretation. Calycanthus is a shrub that grows around 6 to 12 feet tall. The plant contains entire and...

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...

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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