Plants & Fungi A - Z
Explore our profiles of plants and fungi.
These illustrated profiles contain a wealth of facts, including details on conservation, uses and habitats – as well as Kew’s connections with the species. They have been chosen to inspire interest in plants, detail our science and conservation work and showcase star plants in the Gardens.
This is a constantly growing resource with new profiles added every week - so do be sure to check back regularly.
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The striking arum lily has been known to European horticulture since at least the 1660s and is one of the world's most iconic and widely known plants.
A slow-growing tree native to southeast Europe and southwest Asia, Caucasian elm is cultivated for its unusual goblet-shaped outline and attractive autumn leaves.
Curved-stem ginger is a perennial herb native to western India.