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Chabana

Chabana, is a general word used in the Japanese language, for the arrangement of flowers at a Japanese tea ceremony. The flowers are not arranged in any special way, the method for arranging these flowers is known as "thrown in". This style of fl ...

                                               

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums are a genus of about 30 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, from Asia and northeast Europe.

                                               

Clematis

Clematis is a genus of plants that is widely known for its beautiful flowers. There are many varieties in this group as gardeners around the world have produced many varieties. They can be found not only in Western countries but also in Japan. Th ...

                                               

Container garden

A container garden or pot garden is a garden that is in containers instead of in the ground. A container in gardening may be of various sizes. It may or may not be easily portable. and is used for showing live flowers or plants. It may take the f ...

                                               

Cyclamen

Cyclamen is a genus of 20 species of flowering plants. It is in the Myrsinaceae family. The genus is most widely known by its scientific name Cyclamen. It may also be called Persian violet, or primrose. This is because Cyclamen has been part of t ...

                                               

Edelweiss

Leaves and flowers are covered with white hairs and look woolly. Each Edelweiss bloom has five to six small yellow flower heads surrounded by leaflets in a star shape. The flowers are in bloom between July and September.

                                               

Gardenia

Gardenia is a genus of about 250 species of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. Gardenia can be found in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus after Dr A ...

                                               

Hibiscus

Hibiscus or rosemallow is a genus of plants with a flower of bright colors. It grows mostly in the tropics, but some species grow in cool climates. Hibiscus often become national/state flowers. For example, the Hawaiian hibiscus is the state flow ...

                                               

Ikebana

Ikebana is the Japanese art of making flower arrangements. The word "Ikebana" means to make alive flowers". People who want to do Ikebana have to learn many things. It is not just about putting flowers in a vase. Japanese flower arrangements ofte ...

                                               

Iris (plant)

Iris is a genus of 260–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow. This refers to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. The scientific name, iris is also very ...

                                               

Lily

The lily is a genus of flowering plant. There are many species of lilies, like trumpet lilies and tiger lilies. They are usually quite tall, and are perennials. Most lilies grow from a bulb, which in some species develops into a rhizome, which ca ...

                                               

Lupin

Lupin, often spelled lupine in North America, is the common name for members of the genus Lupinus in the family Fabaceae. The genus includes between 150-200 species, and has a wide distribution in the Mediterranean region - Subgen. Lupinus, and t ...

                                               

Nectar

Nectar, in botany, is a liquid made by the flowers of plants. It is sweet because it has sugar in it. Plants make nectar to attract pollinating animals. It is made in glands called nectaries. The nectaries are usually at the bottom of the periant ...

                                               

Petal

A petal is a coloured part of a flower. With bright colours and scent, they often bring insects and birds to pollinate the flowers. Petals are made of cellulose and other organic matter. Petals are modified leaves which surround the reproductive ...

                                               

Petasites

Petasites is a genus of herbs with leaves in the shape of a heart in the family Asteraceae. The common English name of petasites is Butterbur. Plants of this genus grow near rivers and other water places in Europe, Asia and North America. In gene ...

                                               

Poppy

A poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Paperveroideae. The name is used especially for the bright red flowers which are common in this group. They are symbolic, and used to remember the Armistice Day of World War I, now known as Remembranc ...

                                               

Primula

Primula is a genus of 400–500 species of low-growing herbs in the family Primulaceae. They include primrose, cowslip and oxlip. Many species are grown for their ornamental flowers. They are native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere, south into ...

                                               

Sunflower

The sunflower is a living annual plant in the family Asteraceae, with a large flower head. The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 metres tall, with a flower head that can be 30 cm wide. Other types of sunflowers include the California Royal Sunf ...

                                               

Tagetes

Tagetes is a genus of flowers commonly called marigold. Tagetes has 56 species of plants in the sunflower family. The genus is native to North and South America.

                                               

Tulip

Tulip is a potflower plant. There is many cultivars and species of tulips. Cultivars are used as ornamental plants. It grows in southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia from Anatolia and Iran in the east to northeast of China and Japan, Indo Asia. ...

                                               

Violet (plant)

The violet is a genus of flowering plants. The common blue violet is the state flower of the U.S. state of Illinois. There is also a famous poem that refers to violets. It goes "Roses are red, violets are blue", and then the poet adds his or her ...

                                               

Sigillaria

Sigillaria is a lycopod fossil of the late Carboniferous and early Permian. They were typical coal forest trees similar to the Lepidodendron. These swamp forest trees grew to 50 meters. They were anchored by an extensive network of branching unde ...

                                               

Mimosa

Mimosa is a genus of plants. It includes around 400 different species of herbs and shrubs. It is classified in the subfamily Mimosoideae of the legume family Fabaceae. The word "mimosa" comes from the Greek word μιμος that means "mimic". The best ...

                                               

Teasel

Teasel is a plant in the genus Dipsacus. There are about 15 different species of teasel. These flowering plants are tall and leafy. They are biennial plants and are native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. They can grow to be 1 to 2.5 metres ...

                                               

Caper

The caper, is a perennial winter-deciduous species that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and big white to pinkish-white flowers. A caper is also the pickled bud of this plant. Caper bush is present in almost all the countries and is included in the f ...

                                               

Common juniper

The common juniper is a species in the genus Juniperus, in the family Cupressaceae. It has the largest range of any woody plant. It is all over the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere. It can be found in North America, Europe and Asia.

                                               

Glycyrrhiza

Glycyrrhiza is a genus of about 18 species in the family Fabaceae. It is found in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. It is best known for liquorice, which is the product of G. glabra, a species from the Mediterranean region. Very little G ...

                                               

Kava

Kava is a plant of the pepper family. It comes from Polynesia and other lands in the Pacific Islands. The roots of the plant are used to make a drink with sedative and anesthetic properties. Kava is used in many cultures in the Pacific Ocean, bes ...

                                               

Phormium tenax

Phormium tenax is an evergreen perennial plant from New Zealand and Norfolk Island. It is an important fibre plant and also a popular garden plant. The plant grows as a clump of long, straplike leaves up to two meters long. It grows a much taller ...

                                               

Sassafras

Sassafras is a genus that contains three current and one extinct species of deciduous trees in the family Lauraceae. It was originally in eastern North America and eastern Asia. Sassafras trees grow from 9.1–18 m 30–59 ft tall and from 7.6–12 m 2 ...

                                               

Wolf apple

The Wolf apple is a plant from the nightshade family that occurs in Brazillian savanna. The plant itself is called lobeira or fruta-do-lobo in Portguese. The fruit is called wolf apple because it accounts for more than half of the Maned wolfs die ...

                                               

Dodder

The Dodder, Cuscuta, is a genus of about 100–170 species of parasitic flowering plants. Recent genetic research has shown that it is correctly placed in the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. The genus is found throughout the temperate and tro ...

                                               

Mistletoe

Mistletoe is the common name for a group of semi-parasitic plants in the order Santalales. They grow attached by a haustorium to the branches of trees or shrubs.

                                               

Rafflesia

Rafflesia is a genus of flowering plants. They are found in southeastern Asia, on the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, Thailand and the Philippines. They are the biggest single flowers in the world. In one species the flowers can be over a meter ...

                                               

Botanical name

A botanical name is a formal scientific name which follows the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. If it concerns a plant cultigen, the additional cultivar term must follow the International Code of Nomenclature for C ...

                                               

Cladoxylopsida

The cladoxylopsids are a group of plants known only as fossils that may be ancestors of ferns and horsetails. They had a central trunk, from the top of which several lateral branches were attached. Fossils of these plants start in the middle Devo ...

                                               

Clubmoss

Clubmosses are a group of plants in the Lycopodiophyta, which are the most ancient group of land plants. The clubmosses are an order Lycopodiales. Clubmosses are thought to be structurally similar to the earliest vascular plants, with small, scal ...

                                               

Hornwort

Hornworts are a type of bryophytes. They are non-vascular plants which do not have tissue that moves water. The name "hornwort" come from the horn-like structure that grows on these plants. This structure is the sporophyte. The flattened, green p ...

                                               

Seed plants

Seed plants are a group of plants. Gymnosperms and angiosperms form the group. Their seeds have three parts: an embryo, a supply of nutrients for the embryo, and a seed coat. They are also called spermatophytes or phanerogams. The seed plants dom ...

                                               

Viridiplantae

Viridiplantae are the clade which includes the green algae land plants. In some classification systems they have been called Plantae, by expanding the traditional plant kingdom Embryophytes to include the green algae. Adl and colleagues, who prod ...

                                               

Wattieza

Wattieza is the earliest known tree. Their fossils were found in New York State. They stood 8 m 34 ft or more tall, and looked like the modern tree ferns. They lived in the mid-Devonian, about 385 million years ago. They were cladoxylopsids, clos ...

                                               

Biennial

A biennial plant is a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its lifecycle. In the first year the plant grows leaves, stems, and roots ; then it enters a period of dormancy over the colder months. Usually, the stem remains very short an ...

                                               

Climbing plant

Climbing plants are plants which climb up trees and other tall objects. Many of them are vines whose stems twine round trees and branches. There are quite a number of other methods of climbing. The climbing habit has evolved many times. In most c ...

                                               

Deciduous

Deciduous means "temporary" or "tending to fall off". When talking about plants this means that the plant loses its leaves, usually in autumn. The leaves will then grow again in spring. When referring to teeth, it means the teeth at the front of ...

                                               

Herbaceous plant

A herbaceous plant is a plant that does not have much wood and its stems are green and soft. These plants grow fast and produce flowers and many seeds in a short period of time. In Botany, the word for a herbaceous plant is herb from Latin herba, ...

                                               

Succulent plant

Succulent plants are plants that have adapted to very dry climates. They have adapted in such a way that they can store water, either in their leaves, stems or roots. Very often, they look different than plants that do not do this. Their leaves m ...

                                               

Weed

A weed is a plant that people think is bad, because it is growing in the wrong place. Only smaller plants are often called weeds. A person may grow a plant because it has beautiful flowers, but other people may think that this plant is a weed for ...

                                               

Lokiarchaeota

The Lokiarchaeum genome has 5.381 protein coding genes. Of these, about 32% do not correspond to any known protein. 26% closely resemble archeal proteins, and 29% correspond to bacterial proteins. This is consistent with previous research which s ...

                                               

Methanogen

Methanogens are microorganisms that make methane as a metabolic byproduct in anoxic conditions. The organisms are archaea, a different domain from bacteria. They are common in wetlands, where they make marsh gas. Methanogens are also common in th ...

                                               

Dinoflagellate

The dinoflagellates are a large group of flagellate protists. About half are photosynthetic, the rest are mostly heterotroph predators of other protists. The ones which are photosynthetic are sometimes loosely called algae; the one which are pred ...

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