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Roscoea purpurea is a vigorously growing plant with flowers in a wide variety of colours, usually purple, but also pink, white and rarely bright red.
The 'wonder-herb' rosemary has been used variously as a medicine, food preservative, stimulant, memory enhancer, and of course as a flavoursome cooking ingredient.
Restricted to the island of Mauritius, Roussea simplex is a critically endangered shrub or liana that is pollinated by a gecko.
Common sorrel is today used in sauces and as a spinach or salad leaf; the sap can be used as a laundry stain-remover.
The fungus Russula meleagris is always found in a mutually beneficial association with a tropical legume tree species, Gilbertiodendron dewevrei, and has a smell that has been described as...
Sugar is extracted from the sweet, juicy stems of sugar cane, and is used worldwide as a sweetener, preservative and in the cosmetics industry.
Golden weeping willow is an artificial hybrid of two willow cultivars, from which it has inherited a weeping habit and golden branches. It is widely grown as an ornamental, especially near water.
An evergreen shrub or tree from tropical Africa to Asia, toothbrush tree has a wide range of uses, including the chewing of its twigs to promote dental hygiene.
Beach salvia is a spreading shrub with rounded, greyish leaves and unusual orange-brown flowers.
For nearly 40 years it was thought that the Cayman sage was extinct, but, after the distribution of 'Wanted' posters in 2007, it was rediscovered.