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Search through our bank of illustrated plant and fungi profiles. Try our quick search using the common or scientific name. Or for something more specific use the filters to locate species by country, habitat or plant family.
A densely branching evergreen that can live for centuries, the common yew is often found in British churchyards.
Chilean blue crocus has brilliant blue flowers, and was thought for many years to be extinct in the wild.
Teak is well known for its high quality timber, and has also been used for traditional medicine in southeast Asia.
A Near Threatened shrub belonging to the pea and bean family, Tephrosia chimanimaniana is restricted to the Chimanimani Mountains in eastern Zimbabwe.
Tetraberlinia bifoliolata is a tropical African tree with yellow flowers and explosive seed pods.
Chinese meadow rue is a tall perennial with highly divided leaves and numerous, small, pinkish-purple flowers.
The cocoa tree is the source of one of the world's most delicious and familiar products... chocolate.
A vigorous climber from India, Burma and Malaysia, laurel clock vine is a popular ornamental in the tropics.
The clock vine can reach up to 10 metres in length with hanging stems of stunning yellow and reddish-brown flowers.
Mitnan is a yellow-flowered desert shrub, the leaves of which are used in traditional medicine and the branches and bark are woven to make strong rope.