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A giant among European trees, large-leaved lime can grow up to 35 m tall.
Blushing bride is a common houseplant, admired for its contrasting violet flower spikes and red inner leaves.
Spanish moss is a superb 'air plant' which grows in silverish festoons up to 30 m long, hanging from tree limbs, cliffs and even telephone wires.
Trichodiadema densum is a low-growing succulent that is extremely reluctant to flower, but when it does, it has numerous bright pink daisy-like flowers in autumn.
Red clover is grown widely across the world as a forage crop for livestock and poultry and has also been used in folk medicine.
Snow trillium is one of the earliest alpine plants to bloom in spring and often flowers as the snow melts around it.
Bread wheat is more widely cultivated than any other crop, and world trade is of greater monetary value than all other cereals combined.
From the two surviving wild St Helena ebony plants, Kew's horticulturists and conservationists have taken part in propagation programmes with colleagues in St Helena to produce thousands of new plants from cuttings...
Three-coloured Indian cress is a delicate, colourful climber with thread-like stems and small, bright red, purple and yellow, long-spurred flowers.
Extinct in the wild, Tulipa sprengeri is a late-flowering, bright-red tulip with small flowers and shiny green leaves.