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  • Redcurrant.avi The Red currant (Ribes rubrum) is a member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceae, native to parts of western Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Northern Italy Northern Spain and Portugal). It is a deciduous shrub normally growing to 1-1.5 m tall, occasionally 2 m, with five-lobed leaves arranged spirally on the stems. The flowers are inconspicuous yellow-green, in pendulous 4--8 cm racemes, maturing into bright red translucent edible berries about 8--12 mm diameter, with 3-10 berries on each raceme. An established bush can produce 3-4 kilos of berries from mid to late summer.
  • Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' Learn more at . 'Moonbeam' is a real standout. Its pale yellow flowers are borne in great abundance above delicate, needlelike foliage and seem to blend well with practically every color we've tried. Flowers heavily from June through August, with repeat bloom till frost. 'Moonbeam' is one of those rare plants that can't be used badly. It makes a superb front-of-the-border plant but can also provide summer color in the rock garden or light up a foundation planting that is in danger of provoking yawns among passers-by. Superb with the blue racemes of Adenophora. It's one of the great perennials.
  • Bauhinia Monandra (aka Butterfly Tree, Orchid Tree) Thank you very much, GoldensGirl1, for identifying this tree! :D This beautiful tree is called Bauhinia Monandra. Other common names for this plant are Napoleon's plume, pink orchid tree, butterfly flower and poor man's orchid. It is a shrub or small tree, native of Asia (Burma), that has been planted and has escaped or naturalized itself throughout the West Indies from Cuba and Jamaica to Barbados and Trinidad, and can also be found in Australia. It has been planted as an ornamental in Puerto Rico, but can be found naturalized in thickets, along roadsides as well as river banks in the coastal, limestone and lower mountain regions. After being cultivated in southern Florida and deep south Texas, it is a naturalized plant in these states as well. The species name 'monandra' refers to the fact that only a single stamen produces pollen, which distinguishes this species from other similar members of the genus. Pink orchid tree can attain a height of 6 to 7 metres and has a spreading habit. The 10 to 15 cms across leaves are cleft almost to the middle which gives them the shape of a hoof print or a butterfly. In the Northern Hemisphere, in April through July, the blooms appear in terminal racemes. The blooms, which look like orchids, start out a pale yellow, but turn to pink the next day and the center petal is streaked with magenta. The seed are enclosed in pea-like pods which are between 15 and 30 cms long. Although not usually necessary, they can be pruned after flowering ...
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  • Fireweed Fireweed or (mainly in Britain) Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) is a perennial herbaceous plant in the willowherb family Onagraceae. It is native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Synonyms Some botanists distinguish the species from other willowherbs into either of the genera Chamaenerion or Chamerion, on the basis of its spiral (rather than opposite or whorled) leaf arrangement, but this feature (which occurs also to a greater or lesser extent in some other willowherbs) is not of marked taxonomic significance. Nevertheless, the following synonyms may be found: Chamerion angustifolium (L.) Holub and Chamaenerion angustifolium (L.) Scop. Description This herb is often abundant in wet calcareous to slightly acidic soils in open fields, pastures, and particularly burned-over lands; the name Fireweed derives from the species' abundance as a coloniser on burnt sites after forest fires. Its tendency to quickly colonize open areas with little competition, such as sites of forest fires and forest clearings, makes it a clear example of a pioneer species. Plants grow and flower as long as there is open space and plenty of light, as trees and brush grow larger the plants die out, but the seeds remain viable in the soil seed bank for many years, when a new fire or other disturbance occurs that opens up the ground to light again the seeds germinate. Some areas with heavy seed counts in the soil, after burning, can be covered with pure dense stands of this ...
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  • Cheryomuha "Dictionaries usually translate cheryomuha as "bird cherry," which is so vague as to be practically meaningless. Specifically, cheryomuha is the "racemose old-world bird cherry," Fr. putier racémeux, Padus racemose Schneider. The Russian word, with its fluffy and dreamy syllables, admirably suits this beautiful tree, distinguished by its long racemes of flowers, giving the whole of it, when in bloom, a gentle pendulous appearance. A common and popular woodland plant in Russia, it is equally at home among the riverside alders and on the pine barren; its creamy-white, musky, Maytime bloom is associated in Russian hearts with the poetical emotions of youth. This racemose bird cherry lacks such a specific English designation (it has a few generic ones, all of them either uncouth or homonymous, or both) as would be neither as pedantic nor as irresponsible as the nonsense names that harmful drudges carefully transport from one Russian-English dictionary to another. At one time I followed the usually reliable Dahl's Dictionary in calling the tree "mahaleb," which proves to be, however, another plant altogether. Later I coined the term "musk cherry," which renders rather well the sound of cheryomuha and the fragrance of its bloom, but unfortunately evokes a taste that is not characteristic of its small, grainy, black fruit. I now formally introduce the simple and euphonious "racemosa" used as a noun and rhyming with "mimosa." - V. Nabokov, Eugene Onegin, translation with ...
  • Video of stuff The leaves are alternate, simple, 3-5 cm long and broad, and palmately lobed with five lobes, with a serrated margin. The flowers are 46 mm diameter, with five reddish-green to brownish petals; they are produced in racemes 510 cm long.
  • Gardening Tips & Flowers : How to Grow Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum Amabile) The Chinese forget-me-not plant, or cynoglossum amabile, is a biannual plant that won't give blooms until their second year. Grow Chinese forget-me-not plants to a height of 20 inches withinstructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video series on flower gardening and plant care. Expert: Yolanda Vanveen Contact: Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner
  • Prunus laurocerasus (with translation text) More information??? Review: · Plants for a Future: · GRIN Taxonomic Information: Contact: @
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  • Eden Project's rare vine in rainforest biome See the rare jade vine bring colour to the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) is one of the most prized treasures of the Phillippine rain forest. Sadly it's also one of the most threated by the deforestation taking place there. This rare and endgangered plant represents a fascinating story of pollination. In the wild the Jade Vine is pollinated by bats but, as we don't have bats flying around the Biomes at the Eden Project in Cornwall, Rainforest supervisor John Nichol mimics their action with his hands. He explains, "In the wild, as the bat hangs upside down to drink nectar from the the flower, another part of the flower deposits pollen on the back of its head. As it moves on, that pollen is deposited on the femail part of the next flower and pollination occurs. This is one of the novel feats of nature." The jade vine is a member of the same family as peas and beans. Its tangled woody branches grow flower spikes known as racemes and it's from these that the gorgeous aquamarine flowers bloom. It is a climbing plant that grows up through the forest canopy to reach the light. More at Date: March 2009