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Chamaegigas intrepidus is a rare aquatic plant from Namibia, with a remarkable ability to recover after drought.
Wintersweet is grown chiefly for the wonderful scent produced by its small flowers in late winter and early spring.
The dried roots of Chlorophytum tuberosum are used as a popular tonic and aphrodisiac in Ayurvedic medicine.
Widely cultivated for its nutritious seeds, chickpea is thought to have originated in Turkey, Syria and Iran.
Watermelon has long been valued for its refreshing fruits, which have also been used as an ingredient in cosmetics.
Clathrus archeri, also known as devil's fingers, has a gelatinous egg stage from which the fruitbody arises, its four to eight reddish arms each coated with dark, foul-smelling tissue.
The pagoda flower, so called because of its tall, pyramidal inflorescences, is one of the most spectacular Clerodendrum species.
A striking South American tree, the empty fruits of which may turn up in your potpourri.
Codonopsis tangshen is an unusual climber, bearing subtle, yellowish-green, bell-shaped flowers, with purple markings on the inside; the root is used in China to make a tonic.
The giant beans of Coffea ambongensis are more than twice the size of those used in commercial coffee production.