Month: March 2019

Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Commelina cyanea Common Name: Scurvy Weed Family: Commelinaceae Meaning: Commelina – After Dutch 17th century botanists Johan and Caspar Commelin. cyanea: From Latin meaning rich mid-blue Scurvy Weed: Used by early European settlers to avoid or treat scurvy. Looks similar to …

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Plant of the month

Common Name: Flannel Flower Botanical Name: Actinotus helianthi Family: Apiaceae Meaning of Name: Actinotus – From Greek, meaning having rays, referring to the bracts around the flowers. helianthi – From Greek meaning like a sunflower. Height: grows up to 1m high. Range: …

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