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.


Rauwolfia Serpentina

Rauwolfia Serpentina, or Indian Snakeroot, a shrub of southeastern Asia. It is valued for its rootstock, from which the drug reserpine is obtained.

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  • Cactus

    Cactus, the common name for a family of desert plants. The plural is cacti or cactuses. See more »

  • Camomile

    Camomile, or Chamomile, one of a genus of herbs of the composite family. The common, or Roman, camomile is native to western Europe. See more »

  • Canada Thistle
    Canada Thistle

    Canada Thistle, a European weed, introduced into Canada and the United States. It has spiky purplish-pink flowers. See more »

  • Candytuft

    Candytuft, a hardy annual or perennial herbaceous plant of the mustard family. It is native to central Europe and the Mediterranean region. See more »

  • Canna

    Canna, a tropical and subtropical plant grown for its gorgeous flowers and handsome foliage. See more »

  • Caper

    Caper, a Mediterranean shrub or one of its pickled unopened flower buds. These tart buds are used in sauces and salad dressings. See more »

  • Carnation

    Carnation, a fragrant flower belonging to the pink family. It is native to southern Europe and has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years. See more »

  • Celandine

    Celandine, a garden plant of the poppy family. It grows 12 to 30 inches (30 to 75 cm) high and has clusters of small, yellow flowers. See more »

  • Cocklebur

    Cocklebur, or Clotbur, any of several species of annual weeds of the composite family found in many parts of the world. See more »

  • Cockscomb

    Cockscomb, or Celosia, a common annual garden flower of the amaranth family. Cockscomb is native to the tropics. See more »

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