Fact: All Ranunculus species are poisonous when eaten fresh by cattle, horses, and other livestock.
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Ranunculus /ræˈnʌŋkjʊləs/ is a large genus of about 600 species of plants in the Ranunculaceae. Members of the genus include the buttercups, spearworts, water crowfoots and the lesser celandine. The petals are often highly lustrous, especially in yellow species. Buttercups usually flower in the spring, but flowers may be found throughout the summer, especially where […] read more
Orange Ball BuddlejaBuddleja globosa
• Buddleja globosa has a SPREAD of 2.
• Buddleja globosa flowers smell like honey.
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Buddleja globosa, also known as the Orange Ball Buddleja, is a species native to Chile and Argentina, where it grows in dry and moist forest, from sea level to 2,000 m. It forms a large shrub, with hairy leaves and yellow or orange flowers borne in globose heads. The species was first described and named by […] read more
Garden StrawberryFragaria × ananassa
3 POINTS • Fragaria × ananassa has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a POLLINATOR). Each “seed” on the outside of the fruit is actually one of the ovaries of the flower, with a seed inside it.
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The garden strawberry, Fragaria × ananassa, is a hybrid species that is cultivated worldwide for its aggregate accessory fruit, the (common) strawberry. The fruit is widely appreciated, mainly for its characteristic aroma but also for its bright red color, its juicy texture, and it is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in prepared foods […] read more
Buttercup Scorpion WeedPhacelia covillei
• Phacelia covillei has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a POLLINATOR.
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Phacelia (phacelia, scorpionweed, heliotrope) is a genus of about 200 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants, native to North and South America. The genus is traditionally placed at family rank with the waterleaves (Hydrophyllaceae) in the order Boraginales. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, recognizing that the traditional Boraginaceae and Hydrophyllaceae are paraphyletic with respect to […] read more
Red CloverTrifolium pratense
• Trifolium pratense has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a POLLINATOR).
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Trifolium pratense (Red Clover) is a species of clover, native to Europe, Western Asia and northwest Africa, but planted and naturalised in many other regions. It is an herbaceous, short lived perennial plant, variable in size, growing to 20–80 cm tall. The leaves are alternate, trifoliate (with three leaflets), each leaflet 15–30 mm long and 8–15 mm broad, green with a characteristic pale crescent in […] read more
Field PoppyPapaver rhoeas
Fact: This poppy, a native of Europe, is notable as an agricultural weed and as a symbol of fallen soldiers.
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Papaver rhoeas (common names include corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy, red poppy, and red weed) is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family, Papaveraceae. This poppy, a native of Europe, is notable as an agricultural weed (hence the “corn” and “field”) and as a symbol of fallen soldiers. P. rhoeas […] read more