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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...

Lilac Syringa
2005-07-12 11:57:57

Lilacs (Syringa) are a genus of plants, in the family Oleaceae. They are native to Europe and Asia. Lilacs range in size from large shrubs to small trees, approximately 2-10 m tall. The leaves are opposite, deciduous, and in most species simple and heart-shaped, but pinnate in a few species (e.g. S. laciniata, S. pinnatifolia). The flowers are produced in spring, each flower about 1 cm...

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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