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The elder, although a much-appreciated source of food and medicine, was once reviled as the tree from which Judas Iscariot supposedly hanged himself. However, since elder is not native to the Palestine region, this...
Sarracenia purpurea is a fairly common, but nevertheless spectacular, carnivorous pitcher plant that grows in wetlands in eastern North America.
A distinctive plant from upland areas of Africa and Asia, voodoo lily has flowers that emit a smell resembling rotting meat.
Most saxifrage species are associated with spring and early summer, but the flowers of Burser's saxifrage can be produced amid the snow, and during the bleak and dull weather of mid-winter.
A hardy spring bulb with attractive blue-violet flowers, spring squill is native to western Europe.
Marula is an African tree, the juicy fruits of which are highly prized by humans and other animals.
Skullcap is a common waterside plant found throughout the United Kingdom and the Northern Hemisphere.
Rye is the eighth largest cereal crop in the world, most of which is grown in Europe for the production of rye bread, alcohol production and animal feed.
Giant by name and giant by nature, this huge Californian conifer is by volume the largest tree in the world.
Fringed campion is a tall perennial with white, frilled flowers.