Garden (Red) Onion

Allium cepa
Scale 6 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


• The red color in red onions comes from anthocyanidins such as cyanidin.

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Red onions, sometimes called purple onions, are cultivars of the onion with purplish red skin and white flesh tinged with red. These onions tend to be medium to large in size and have a mild to sweet flavor[citation needed]. They are often consumed raw, grilled or lightly cooked with other foods, or added as color to salads. They tend to […] read more

Unscented Dendrobium

Dendrobium anosmum
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


• Dendrobium anosmum has a SPREAD of 2.

• Dendrobium anosmum is epiphytic: it grows on top of other plants.

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Graphic by Pat
Photo by Stemman,
Dendrobium is a huge genus of orchids. It was established by Olof Swartz in 1799 and today contains about 1,200 species. The genus occurs in diverse habitats throughout much of south, east and southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Borneo, Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Zealand. The name is from the Greek dendron (“tree”) and bios (“life”); it means “one who lives on trees”, or, essentially, […] read more

Orange Heleconia

Heliconia wagneriana
Scale 6 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Heliconia wagneriana has a SPREAD of 2.

Heliconias are native to the tropical Americas and the Pacific Ocean islands.

Graphic by Joel
Photo by Chris
Heliconia, derived from the Greek word helikonios, is a genus of about 100 to 200 species of flowering plants native to the tropical Americas and the Pacific Ocean islands west to Indonesia. Common names for the genus include lobster-claws, wild plantains or false bird-of-paradise. The last term refers to their close similarity to the bird-of-paradise […] read more

White Cattleya Orchids

Cattleya labiata
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Cattleya labiata has a SPREAD of 2.

• Cattleya labiata is an epiphyte: it grows on trees and rocks.

Graphic by Joel
Cattleya (pronounced /ˈkætliː.ə/)[1] is a genus of 113 species of orchids from Costa Rica to tropical South America. The genus was named in 1824 by John Lindley after Sir William Cattley[2] who received and successfully cultivated specimens of Cattleya labiata that were used as packing material in a shipment of other orchids made by William Swainson. The genus is abbreviated C in […] read more