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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.
The humble yet cheerfully attractive daisy is familiar to most people as a weed of lawns and as a feature of children's games.
Purple berkheya is the only mauve to purple flowered species in the genus, most of the others being yellow or in some cases white.
This rare rainforest giant was recently discovered in Cameroon.
Berlinia razzifera is a rare rainforest tree from river banks in the Loango National Park of Gabon.
Beetroot, Swiss chard, sugar beet and mangel-wurzel are all cultivars of the same species, Beta vulgaris.
Paper birch is a North American tree with waterproof bark used in earlier times to make canoes and tepee covers; its wood is now used commercially for toothpicks and ice lolly sticks.
The silver birch is a temperate tree, grown as an ornamental plant, also for its timber. It is used for a range of purposes, from broom-making and steeple-chase fencing to medicines.
Fingerroot is a medicinal and culinary herb, with bright yellow, finger-shaped rhizomes.
Frankincense, an oily gum resin from the tree Boswellia sacra and related species, is named in the Bible as one the three gifts given to the baby Jesus by the 'Three Wise Men'. It has been used for...
When this brightly-coloured, forest floor herb was found by a Kew-led team on Namuli Mountain, it was the first time Brachystephanus africanus had been recorded from Mozambique.