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Common Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus

Wild sunflowers along roadside in New Mexico Sunflowers a.k.a. “Common Sunflower”, “Mirasol”, “Kansas Sunflower” Helianthus annuus Localitie: Located throughout the western and southern United States, Southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. They are native to meadows, roadsides, foothills, prairies, and dry … Continue reading

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Eria javanica

Eria javanica in * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * – April 2011 Eria javanica: * The Javanese eria * widely distributed from India west to China and south through southeast Asia. Common Names: The Javanese Eria, Grace, Xiang Hua … Continue reading

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Mint Bush; Prostanthera stricta

Prostanthera stricta in Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * – April 2011 Prostanthera stricta. : Common Names: Mount Vincent Mint bush. Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Asterids; Lamiales; Lamiaceae; Prostanthera stricta. Other Species are: Prostanthera albiflora; Prostanthera albohirta; Prostanthera althoferi; … Continue reading

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Australian National Botanical Gardens

Tales of a Technogypsie » Blog Archive » Australian National Botanical Gardens.   Australian National Botanical Gardens * GPO Box 1777 * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory * 2601 * Australia * +61 2 6250 9599 * http://www.anbg.gov.au/ *   In … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus Tree, Pine River Island, Canberra, ACT, Australia Eucalyptus Myrtaceae Common Names: “Eucalypts”, “Gum Trees”, “mallees”, “mallet”, “marlock”, “Apple Box”, Taphonomy/Taxonomy: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Rosids; Myrtales; Myrtaceae; Eucalyptus. Over 700 Species. Eucalyptus amplifolia Eucalyptus blakelyi Eucalyptus dawsonii . Localities: Native … Continue reading

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The Blarney Poison Garden

  The Poison Garden, Blarney Castle, Ireland   The Poison Garden: Blarney Castle, Ireland * 021-4385252 * vwww.blarneycastle.ie * One of the most intriguing features of the castle grounds of Blarney Castle for a scientist is the castle’s “Poison Garden”. … Continue reading

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Common Box

  Common Box The Poison Garden, Blarney Castle, Ireland   Common Box Buxus sempervirens [ Plantae: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Buxales: Buxaceae: Buxus: Buxus sempervirens ] Common Names: Common Box, European Box, Boxwood. Localities: It is native to coastal regions especially in … Continue reading

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Opium Poppy

  Opium Poppy The Poison Garden, Blarney Castle, Ireland   Opium Poppy Papaver somniferum [ Plantae: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Ranunculales: Papaveraceae: Papaver: Papaver somniferum ] Common Names: poppy tears, lachryma papaveris. Localities: Grown ornamenatlly throughout Europe, North America, South America, and … Continue reading

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Love Lies Bleeding

  Love Lies Bleeding The Poison Garden, Blarney Castle, Ireland   Love Lies Bleeding Amaranthus caudatus [ Plantae: Angiosperms: Eudicots: Core eudicots: Caryophyllales: Amaranthaceae: Amaranthus: A. caudatus ] Common Names: Amaranth, Amaranthus, Love Lies Bleeding, love-lies-bleeding, love-lies-a’bleeding, pendant amaranth, tassel … Continue reading

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The Yew Tree

  Yew Tree The Poison Garden, Blarney Castle, Ireland   European Yew Taxus baccata [ Plantae: Pinophyta: Pinopsida: Pinales: Taxaceae: Taxus: T. baccata ] Common Names: Yew, Localities: The European Yew is a conifer that is native to Western, Central, … Continue reading

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