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Pelican flower produces enormous trumpet-shaped flowers, which smell of rotting meat and attract flies and wasps as its pollinators.
A sweetly aromatic herb with small, yellow flower heads, sweet wormwood contains the chemical artemisinin and its aerial parts are used in making anti-malarial drugs.
Breadfruit is a tall tropical tree with divided leaves and large green to yellow fruits with an edible, starchy, white or cream-coloured flesh.
Arum pictum is a low-growing, autumn-flowering arum with beautiful, shiny leaves and a purple spathe.
Asarum asaroides was introduced to Europe by the German, Philipp von Siebold, on his return from Japan in 1830.
Garden asparagus is a widely grown seasonal vegetable that has been cultivated for thousands of years. This and a few other species of the genus are still harvested from the wild in parts of the Mediterranean.
Whited's milkvetch is a critically endangered legume, restricted to Washington State, USA.
Oat is cultivated throughout the temperate world, to produce food for livestock and humans, and even as an ingredient for cosmetics.
Coast banksia is an open tree or large shrub with smooth-edged leaves when mature, and heads of pale yellow flowers. In some forms, the leaf edges are wavy.
A spectacular blue-flowered undershrub, Barleria aristata was only very recently described, despite its abundance along one of the main transport routes in east Africa!