Welcome to our new site about Plants
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Until then we have added links to a variety of wikipedia articles you can check out, just in case you're not into Air Plants.
Spikemoss Spikemoss Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Lycophyta Class: Selaginellopsida Order: Selaginellales Family: Selaginellaceae Genus: Selaginella Species Selaginella apoda Selaginella eclipes Selaginella rupestris Spikemoss refers to any plant of the genus Selaginella, in the family Selaginellaceae, in the order Selaginellales, in the class Selaginellopsida, in the division Lycophyta. Many workers still place the Selaginellales in the class Lycopsida. This group of plants are considered to be part of the fern allies. The spikemosses are creeping or ascendant plants with simple, scale-like leaves on branching stems from which roots also arise. The plants are heterosporous. Significant spikemosses
Sundew Sundew. Sundews are members of the genus Drosera, consisting of about 90 species of carnivorous plants. Examples of the sundew family can be found on every continent but Antarctica, they are specially abundant in South Africa and Australia. They can be found in most soil conditions, acid, sandy, stony and boggy places. The leaves have stalks with drops of
Aaron's rod Aaron's rod is the popular name given to various tall flowering plants (hag taper, goldenrod, etc.). In architecture, the term is given to an ornamental rod with sprouting leaves, or sometimes with a serpent entwined round it (from the Biblical references in Exodus vii. 10 and Numbers xvii. 8). Based on an article from a well-known encyclopedia published in
Marigold Marigold Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Genus: Tagetes Species Calendula officinalis The marigold is an annual flowering plant with green leaves and orange, yellow, or red flowers. The marigold is often grown as an ornamental in flower gardens, as well as a border plant along the edges of vegetable gardens. The plants typically grow to a foot tall and have 2" flowers; they do well in full sun in dry rich soil and are low-maintenance
Venus Flytrap Venus Flytrap Photo: Valery Beaud National Agricultural Library Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Nepenthales Family: Droseraceae Genus: Dionaea Species: muscipula Binomial name Dionaea muscipula The Venus Flytrap is a carnivorous plant. It catches its prey (insects and arachnids, mostly flies and spiders) by snapping its leaves closed, much like animals do with their mouths; indeed, the edges of the leaves are equipped with protrusions that look like a set of teeth. Once the insect has been captured,
Jujube Jujube, Chinese Date, or Tsao(棗) is a small deciduous tree of the Buckthorn family that can reach 30 or 40 feet in height. It originated in China, where it has been grown for over 4,000 years. The tree is ornamental, with shiny-green leaves, and sometimes thorns. The many inconspicuous flowers are small, greenish or white, and produce an olive-sized fruit that is a drupe. The early-picked fruit is smooth-green, and resembles the consistency and taste of
spiders) by snapping its leaves closed, much like animals do with their mouths; indeed, the edges of the leaves are equipped with protrusions that look like a set of teeth. Once the insect has been captured, the plant digests and absorbs it. The leaf then opens, and wind blows (or the rain washes) away the insect's remains. Each leaf can digest only several times, after which it withers and dies. The Venus flytrap may be the source of legends about man-eating plants. The tip of the leaf is divided into two hinged lobes that form a trap. There are many traps
classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Lamiales Family: Lamiaceae Genus: Coleus Species Coleus amboinicus Coleus barbatus Coleus blumei Coleus forskohlii Coleus pumila Coleus pumilus Ref: ITIS 32469 2002-08-19 Coleus is an annual plant with colorful variegated leaves, typically with sharp contrast between the colors; the leaves may be green, pink, yellow, maroon, and red. The plants grow well in moist well-drained soil, and typically grow 12 to 24 inches tall, though some may grow as tall as four feet. Coleus are typically grown for ornamental purposes; they are heat-tolerant, though they do less well in full sun in subtropical
Violet (plant) Violets Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Violales Family: Violaceae Genus: Viola Species Viola tricolor var. arvensis Viola bicolor Pursh Viola tricolor Viola beckwithii Viola nephrophylla Violets (genus Viola) are flowers of the family Violaceae, common in Europe in slightly shaded conditions such as hedgerows. Violets are small perennial plants with large heart-shaped leaves which flower profusely in spring. This genus includes pansies and the smaller spreading plants known as either Johnny jump ups. There are two wild varieties, the most common having dark blue flowers, and the less commmon having white flowers
Bromeliaceae Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Liliopsida Order: Bromeliales Family: Bromeliaceae Bromeliads include epiphytes, such as Spanish moss, and ground plants, such as the pineapple. Many bromeliads have a "cup" formed by their tightly-overlapping leaves, in which they store water. However, the family is diverse enough to include the cup-type epiphytes, grey-leaved Tillandsias (which gather water only from leaf structures called trichomes), and even a large number of desert-dwelling