Queen of the prairie is an attractive bog garden perennial, with clusters of rose-pink flowers and fragrant leaves.
Flame lily is a climber with spectacular red and yellow flowers, but all parts of the plant (especially the tubers) are extremely poisonous and can be fatal if eaten.
Stemless gentian is a central European species and can be seen on the back of the Austrian € 0.01 (one euro cent) coin. It has also been chosen as the logo of the Alpine Garden Society.
The large, showy, creamy-white flowers of the white gardenia have an overpowering scent, which is particularly noticeable at night and typical of moth-pollinated plants.
Used for generations by the indigenous peoples of the Kalahari to quench their thirst, Hoodia gordonii is now widely used in the commercial production of slimming aids.
Hierochloe odorata is an aromatic grass native to Europe, Asia and North America, which has been used for incense and basketry by Native Americans.
A wood-recycling fungus of conservation concern, bearded tooth has distinctive white football-sized fruitbodies, covered in icicle-like projections.
St George's mushroom is one of the few good edible fungi to be found in spring, usually appearing in late April close to St George's Day (23 April), hence the popular name.
A beautiful tree from African mountain forests, hagenia is much-used in local medicine.
Alang-alang is considered one of the ten worst weeds in the world, but has many uses as a traditional medicine.