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Haller's anemone is insulated with dense hairs, allowing it to grow even in freezing temperatures.
Well-known as a decoration for cakes and puddings, angelica is a tall, aromatic herb that has been cultivated since ancient times.
When Charles Darwin was sent a specimen of the Madagascan Christmas star orchid in 1862, he predicted that since the nectar was at the bottom of the long flower spur, a pollinator must exist with a tongue as long...
Evergreen kangaroo paw has a clump of narrow, iris-like leaves and branching stems. The masses of tubular, curved, densely-hairy flowers are usually yellow, but can be orange, red, pink or green.
Clinging to an unstable cliff on a sharp mountain ridge, four tiny plants of the Ascension Island parsley fern, thought to be extinct for over 50 years, were discovered by conservation biologists in 2009.
These popular houseplants are known as flamingo flowers owing to the resemblance of the flowering parts to the body and twisted neck of a flamingo.
Thale cress hit the headlines in 2000, when this small garden weed became the first plant to have its genome sequenced.
The monkey puzzle was given its name by an observer who thought that monkeys wouldn't be able to climb the spiky branches.
Arisaema consanguineum is a striking plant with rather sinister-looking flowers and bold foliage.
The subtly attractive Jacquemont's cobra lily is native to the Himalaya, southern India, and the Khasi Hills region in north-east India, and can be cultivated in shady areas of temperate gardens.