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Flora of
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Notocactus elegans
No common name recorded
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Argentina
 
Watsonia sp.
Bugle lily
Iridaceae (Iris family)
South Africa

 
Caesalpinia gilliesii
Bird-of-paradise shrub
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Argentina, Uruguay
 
Mammillaria sp.
Strawberry cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)

 
Hesperaloe parviflora
Red yucca
Agavaceae (Agave family)
Texas

 
Echinocactus grusonii
Golden barrel cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Eastern central Mexico

 
Alstroemeria aurea
Peruvian lily, Golden lily-of-the-Incas
Alstroemeriaceae (Alstroemeria family)
Chile
 
Notocactus werdermannianus
Red notocactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Uruguay

 
The Convolvulaceae, commonly called the bindweed or morning-glory family, is a cosmopolitan family of 50-65 genera and about 1500 species. Most people have a good idea of what morning- glories look like, with their climbing or twining stems and their large 5-lobed and funnel-shaped flowers that are structured like the aperture of a camera and unfoldl as they open. The leaves are alternate and simple, and many species have a milky sap. The Convolvulaceae is mostly a herbaceous family with some shrubs and trees, and takes its name from the Latin convolvere, "to wind," in reference to the winding character of the stem. The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a member of this family, and the seeds of some species have had medicinal uses as purgatives. The parasitic dodder has been considered by some taxonomists as a family member.
Convolvulus sabatius
Ground morning-glory
Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory family)
Italy and North Africa


 
Rhyncholaelia digbyana
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Central America
 
Miltonia
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Brazil)

 
Parkinsonia aculeata
Jerusalem thorn
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Tropical America
 
Callistemon rugulosus 'Canberra'
(syn. C. macropunctatus)
Scarlet bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia

 
Iris cultivar
Bearded iris
Iridaceae (Iris family)
 
Acacia coriacea
Wirewood
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Australia

 
Brachychiton populneus
Kurrajong
Sterculiaceae
(Cacao family)
Eastern Australia
 
Dianthus sp.
Carnation
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Eurasia

 
Combretum erythrophyllum
Bush willow
Combretaceae (Combretum family)
South Africa

 
Albuca cf. canadensis
Sentry in the box
Liliaceae (Lily family)
South Africa

 
Cotyledon 'Chalk Fingers'
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
Hort.
 
Gaura lindheimeri
Wand flower
Onagraceae (Evening primrose family)
North America

 
Rosa wichuraiana 'Petite Pink Scotch Rambler'
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Asia
 
Aloe secundiflora
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
East Africa

 
Acanthus mollis
Bear's Breeches
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Southern Europe, NW Africa



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