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Some non-succulents that i really fucking love, fiddle leaf fig and variegated schefflera

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Milkwort Looking like a bird, the wide open flowers of this plant are truly amazing. It is an unidentified species of the genus Polygala, the most abundant of the 19 genera that form the cosmopolitan family Polygalaceae. With about 725 species widely distributed across the globe, the genus Polygala is absent only in New Zealand and the Arctic and Antarctic areas. These flowers, highly modif...

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Colchicum ‘Waterlily’, Colchicaceae Today’s a gloomy day, it really feels like summer is over and a good sign of the change of season is the sudden emergence of the meadow saffron, Colchicum autumnale, from its summer dormancy. Although fairly similar to the crocuses, which flower in late winter/early spring or autumn depending on the species, this geophyte native to the British Isles bel...

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Mesquite trees Credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher Although not as showy as the bloom of the palo verde tree, the mesquite trees of the Sonoran Desert add to the springtime bloom. Shown here are the flowers of a velvet mesquite tree, Prosopis velutina. All three of the indigenous trees are members of the legume family (Fabaceae) as they all produce a large nutritious seed pod. Mesquite beans are...

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