Flowering plants, shrubs and trees provide the environment with much needed oxygen and fight soil erosion. They also provide food and shelter for many animals, as well as contribute to the fertility of soil with their dead leaves and flowers.


Solomon's Seal

Solomon's Seal, the common name for a genus of herbaceous, perennial plants. There are about 50 species, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

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  • Amaryllis

    Amaryllis, the name of a genus, as well as a family, of lilylike plants that are mostly native to tropical regions. See more »

  • Anise

    Anise, an annual herb of the parsley family. Anise is cultivated in Europe, Asia, and South America. See more »

  • Arnica

    Arnica, a genus of perennial herbs native to Asia, Europe, and North America. There are about 10 species. See more »

  • Aster

    Aster, a summer- or fall-blooming herbaceous plant. Most species are perennials and belong to the aster genus, which consists of more than 250 species. See more »

  • Azalea

    Azalea, a flowering shrub. There are about 25 species of azaleas, which are native to the north temperate zone, especially in North America and eastern Asia. See more »

  • Beardtongue

    Beardtongue, or Pentstemon, a large genus of perennial plants of the figwort family. See more »

  • Black-Eyed Susan
    Black-Eyed Susan

    Black-eyed Susan, the common name of two different plants. The North American black-eyed Susan, or yellow daisy, has golden-yellow petals with dark-colored central disks. See more »

  • Blazing Star
    Blazing Star

    Blazing Star, the common name of several North American wild plants. One species, also called button snakeroot and gay feather, belongs to the composite family and grows in North America as far west as Texas. See more »

  • Bougainvillea

    Bougainvillea, a tropical vine noted for the beauty of the large, colorful bracts (leaflike organs) that surround its flowers. See more »

  • Buttercup

    Buttercup, or Crowfoot, a plant native mostly to northern temperate areas. Most of the 250 species of buttercups are wildflowers; a few species are planted in gardens or used as houseplants. See more »

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