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Habranthus robustus
Brazilian copperlily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Argentina and Brazil
Cytisus spachianus
Sweet broom, Easter broom
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Canary Islands

Allium cepa 'Walla Walla Sweet'
Walla Walla sweet onion
Alliaceae (Onion family)
Hort. (Orig. Corsica)

Jatropha integerrima
Spicy jatropha
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
West Indies, Cuba
Pennisetum massaicum 'Red Buttons'
Red bunny tail fountain grass
Poaceae (Grass family)
Hort. (Orig. Kenya)

Cattleya X dolosa
(C. loddigesii X C. walkeriana)
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Vanda cultivar
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Oberonia sp.
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Africa, SE Asia, Pacific Islands
Callistemon 'Baroondah Station'
Baroondah bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)

Melaleuca decussata
Cross-leaved honey-myrtle
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
South Australia, Victoria
Cattleya porphyroglossa
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Cornus capitata
Himalayan dogwood
Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
China, Himalayas
The Cornaceae or dogwood family is another family about whose taxonomy there is much disagreement. Apparently including from 1 to 6 (some say up to 15) genera and up to 60 species, its main member is Cornus. Several genera have been removed from the family and now placed in families of their own. According to some sources, genus Cornus has either been broken up into as many as 12 genera, or these genera have been lumped together under Cornus. The family contains mostly trees and shrubs, and is mainly concentrated in the northern temperate regions with some in tropical Asia, and a few in South America, Africa and Australia. It is closely related to the Hydrangeas. Leaves are usually simple and entire, the inflorescences are terminal with regular flowers sometimes subtended by showy white bracts, and fruits are drupaceous and fleshy. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals.

Photinia nussia
No common name recorded
Rosaceae (Rose family)

Magnolia grandiflora
Southern magnolia
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Southern U.S.

Melaleuca uncinata
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southern Australia
Hemerocallis 'Swirling Spider'
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)

Aesculus californica
California horse-chestnut
Hippocastanaceae (Horse-chestnut family)

Melaleuca glomerata
Inland tea-tree
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia
Catharanthus sp.
Madagascar periwinkle
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)

Thymus X citriodorus
(T. pulegioides X T. vulgaris)
Lemon thyme
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Macfadyena unguis-cati
Cat's claw
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Central America

Cattleya quadricolor
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Cotula coronopifolia
Brass buttons
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa

Scaevola aemula
Fairy fanflower
Goodeniaceae (Scaevola family)
Eastern Australia
Calibrachoa 'Superbells Tickled Pink'
Million Bells, Petunia
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)


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