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Plants

Gypsophila (a genus of flowering plants in the Carnation family, often used in bouquets) are often known as Click to show or hide the answer
Native British aquatic plant, traps insects in leaf pouches Click to show or hide the answer
Saguaro is the largest variety of Click to show or hide the answer
Old Man's Beard or Traveller's Joy is a wild variety of Click to show or hide the answer
Name said to derive from an Old English term for cattle dung (cowslyppe) Click to show or hide the answer
Named from the French for "lion's tooth" (dent de lion) Click to show or hide the answer
Usual name of the wild English rose Click to show or hide the answer
25 million specimens died in Britain due to a fungal infection imported in 1967 Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Harts–tongue is a type of Click to show or hide the answer
The stinkhorn and the boletus (or bolete) are types of Click to show or hide the answer
Tree, native to the central USA: named after the sweet pulp which was used as food by Native Americans; has become a significant invasive weed in other parts of the world Click to show or hide the answer
Tall grain–bearing plant of the grass family, native to south–east Asia – name originates in a Biblical character noted for his suffering and patience Click to show or hide the answer
Plant of the yucca genus, characteristic of the Mojave Desert (California and Nevada); named after a Biblical character, by Mormon settlers in the mid–19th century, who saw its limbs as arms outstretched in supplication, guiding them westward Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The tamarack is a North American species of Click to show or hide the answer
Region of Italy that gives its name to a cultivar of the black poplar tree Click to show or hide the answer
Grass species that stabilises sand dunes Click to show or hide the answer
Deciduous, leguminous tree of northern Mexico and the southern USA; extremely drought–resistant thanks to its long tap root; bean pods used to flavour bread, fruit preserves and wine; wood used as barbecue fuel to add flavour Click to show or hide the answer
Chile pine Click to show or hide the answer
Tree that has a second set of leaves in summer, called Lammas leaves Click to show or hide the answer
Lady's slipper Click to show or hide the answer
Heartsease is a wild variety of Click to show or hide the answer
Certain species are sometimes known as aspens or cottonwoods Click to show or hide the answer
Flowering shrub: name comes from the Greek for 'rose tree' Click to show or hide the answer
Seaside plant: name comes from the French name for St. Peter, patron saint of fishermen Click to show or hide the answer
Perennial herbs – mostly alpines – can break rocks by growing into cracks (hence the name) Click to show or hide the answer
Fruit of the blackthorn Click to show or hide the answer
The only fruit with its seeds on the outside Click to show or hide the answer
Named from the Turkish word for a turban Click to show or hide the answer
Colour of laburnum flowers Click to show or hide the answer
Species of tree associated with churchyards; can live for 2,000 years or more Click to show or hide the answer

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