Category Archives: Flower Guide

All about Impatiens – History, Meaning, Facts, Care & More

Impatiens is the name of a genus that includes more than 1,000 flowering plant species, which are widely distributed across the tropics and the Northern Hemisphere. The common names of these species, as known in North America, are impatiens, touch-me-not, jewelweed, patience, and snapweed. It is a beautiful annual flowering plant that makes a great […]

All about Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita) – History, Meaning, Facts, Care & More

Facts about Chamomile Chamomiles, or Matricaria recutita, are native plants of North Africa, Europe and temperate regions of Asia. The flowers of the plant morphologically resemble the asters, except for the very scales between the florets. The national flower of Russia, Chamomile flowers, has a very strong fragrance, similar to that of apples, that is […]

All about Celandine (Chelidonium Majus) – History, Meaning, Facts, Care & More

Facts about Celandine Greater Celandine is also known by a wide range of other names like wart wort, felon wort, Celandine poppy, garden Celandine, Jacob’s ladder, St John’s wort, yellow spit, wart wort, Swallow Wort, etc. This perennial herbaceous plant is the only species that you will find in the genus Chelidonium. The Celandine plant […]

All about Angelica (Angelica pachycarpa) – History, Meaning, Facts, Care & More

Facts about Angelica Angelica pachycarpa, or also known as the Spanish Angelica, is a biennial plant that is becoming a popular addition in any garden. It makes a fabulous addition to any border since it has a creamy-white to greenish-white flowers in flat umbels and very dark and glossy green foliage. Native to the Iberian […]

All about Alyssum (Lobularia Maritima) – History, Meaning, Facts, Care & More

Facts about Alyssum In ancient times, Sweet Alyssum was used to treat the bites of rabid animals. Interestingly enough, the word Alyssum has Greek roots that mean ‘without madness’. These are native to the Mediterranean region, Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. The genus ‘Alyssum’ comprises of anywhere from 100 to 170 species of herbaceous plants […]

All about Almond blossom (Amygdalus communis)– History, Meaning, Facts, Care & More  

Facts About Almond Blossom The flowering of Almond blossoms is one of the earliest signs of emerging spring. Hence it is also termed as Awakener. This is why during the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, flowering branches of almond trees are taken into synagogues as a celebration of spring. The flower represents alertness, delicacy, charm […]

All about Amaranth (Amaranthus) – History, Meaning, Facts, Care & More

Facts about Amaranth Amaranth is not a single plant. Instead, its genus Amaranthus comprises of about 60 different species that are all summer annuals. Many of these short-lived perennial plants are used as foods while some of them are noxious and invasive weed species outside their native ranges. Aztecs and Native Americans in pre-historic times […]

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