Flora – Scientific Curiosities: Botany, Floristics and more

Flora

Flora

CURIOSITIES:

Flora - Flat-leaved vanilla - SeedpodsFlora - Flat-leaved vanilla - Vanilla planifoliaFlora - Flat-leaved vanilla - Garfield Park ConservatoryFlora - Flat-leaved vanilla - Leaf in Botanical garden, KrakowFlat-leaved vanilla – Vanilla planifolia – Climbing plant
 
 
 
Flora - Flat-leaved vanilla - Flower - Maui, HawaiiVanilla planifolia - Maui, Hawaii, USAVanilla planifolia - Leaves and green seedpodsVanilla planifolia - Leaves
 
 


Flora - Lemon grass - MartiniqueFlora - Lemon grass - Cymbopogon citratus - BrazilFlora - Lemon grass tea - Cymbopogon citratus - (11-06-2014)Flora - Lemon grass - Cymbopogon citratusLemon grass – Cymbopogon citratus – Poaceae family
 
 
 
Flora - Lemon grassCymbopogon citratus - Poaceae familyCymbopogon citratus - Malolos, BulacanCymbopogon citratus - Benin
 
 


Flora - Saffron crocus - Crocus sativusFlora - Saffron crocus - Crocus sativus - Private gardenFlora - Saffron crocus - IranFlora - Saffron crocus - Crocus sativus - (26-10-2016)Saffron crocus – Crocus sativus – Expensivest spice
 
 
 
Flora - Saffron crocus - Crocus sativus - (22-10-2020)Crocus sativus - (26-10-2016)Crocus sativus - (26-09-2017)Crocus sativus - Russia
 
 


Flora - Annual pepper - PhilippinesFlora - Annual pepper - Capsicum-annuumFlora - Annual pepper - Capsicum annuumFlora - Capsicum-annuum fruit - Red Annual PepperAnnual pepper – Capsicum annuum – Popular as chilli
 
 
 
Flora - Capsicum annuum - Red Annual pepperCapsicum annuum-Red - Ripened and driedMexican Capsicum annuumCapsicum annuum dried - Nanglo, India
 
 


Flora - Marjoram - Jerusalem, IsraelFlora - Marjoram - In a plastic binFlora - Marjoram - dried leavesFlora - Marjoram - Origanum majorana - SeedlingsMarjoram – Origanum majorana – Also pot marjoram
 
 
 
Flora - Marjoram - Origanum majorana - Czech RepublicOriganum majorana - Czech Republic - (02-07-2019)Origanum majorana - Botanical Garden NY, USAOriganum majorana - Plant - Puertollano, Spain
 
 


Flora - Dill - Anethum graveolensFlora - Dill - Anethum graveolens - SaarbruckenFlora - Dill - For sale at grocery storeFlora - Dill - Anethum graveolens - Saarbrucken, GermanyDill – Anethum graveolens – Vitamins C, B, A source

 
 
Flora - Dill - Anethum graveolens - GermanyAnethum graveolens - (24-07-2019)Anethum graveolens - Saarbrucken, Germany - (17-06-2017)Saarbrucken, Germany - (18-04-2019)
 
 


Flora - Caraway - Carum carviFlora - Caraway - (10-05-2019)Flora - Caraway - Carum carvi - Botanic garden AubracFlora - Carum carvi - CarawayCaraway – Carum carvi – Wide range of applications
 
 
 
Flora - Caraway - Carum-carviCarum-carvi - (10-05-2019)Carum carvi - (05-12-2016)Carum carvi - Spicy - (15-11-2013)
 
 


Flora - Black cabbage - Brassica nigra - Saarbrucken, GermanyFlora - Black cabbage - SeedsFlora - Black cabbage - Brassica nigra - Botany and Mycology Laboratory - IndiaFlora - Black cabbage - Brassica nigra - SeedsBlack cabbage – Brassica nigra – Or black mustard
 
 
 
Flora - Black cabbage - Salem, IndiaBrassica nigra - PodBrassica nigra - Black mustard - Noordwijk, NetherlandsBlack mustard - Brassica nigra - Saarbrucken
 
 


Flora - Caper - Capparis spinosa - Botanic Garden - Barcelona, SpainFlora - Caper - Fruit and seed of Capparis spinosaFlora - Caper - Image of Capparis spinosaFlora - Caper - Archeologic Museum - ParosCaper – Capparis spinosa – Buds are the spice
 
 
 
Flora - Caper - Capparis spinosa bushCapparis spinosa - Fruits of the bushCapparis spinosa - (27-01-2014)Capparis spinosa - San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, USA
 
 


Flora - Ginger - Zingiber officinaleFlora - Ginger - Flower of plantFlora - Ginger - Botanic Garden - LyonFlora - Ginger - Zingiber-officinale rhizomes - Marrakesh, MoroccoGinger – Zingiber officinale – Lot of essential oils
 
 
 
Flora - Ginger - Plant and FlowerZingiber officinale - Plant and FlowerFlower stamenInflorescence
 
 


Flora - Clove - Plant in full bloomFlora - Clove - Drying in the sunFlora - Clove - Syzygium aromaticum - Fresh in handFlora - Clove - Ready to be driedClove – Syzygium aromaticum – Strong aroma
 
 
 
Flora - Clove - Syzygium aromaticum wholeSyzygium aromaticum - Pearl-City, Hawaii, USASyzygium aromaticum - Herbal garden - Palapathwela, Sri LankaCloves - Pearl-City, Hawaii, USA
 
 


Flora - Fennel - Foeniculum vulgareFlora - FennelFlora - Fennel - plantFlora - Fennel - foeniculum-vulgareFennel – Foeniculum vulgare – Improves digestion
 
 
 
Flora - Fennel - foeniculumFoeniculum vulgare - Plant elementsFoeniculum vulgare - Leaves choppedFoeniculum vulgare - Luxembourg
 
 


Flora - Bear's garlicFlora - Common garlic - MexicoFlora - Common garlic - PhilippinesFlora - Common garlic - (25-07-2018)Common garlic – Allium sativum – Healing substances
 
 
 
Flora - Common garlic - GarlicCommon garlic - Garlic and HerbsGarlic bulbsSalem, India - (26-08-2020)
 
 


Flora - Ceylon cinnamon tree - Ezhupunna, IndiaFlora - Ceylon cinnamon tree - Cinnamomum verumFlora - Ceylon cinnamon tree - CinnamonFlora - Ceylon cinnamon tree - Boltz Conservatory Madison, WisconsinCeylon cinnamon tree – Cinnamomum verum
 
 
 
Flora - Ceylon cinnamon tree - Cinnamomum verum - Young leavesCinnamomum verum - Sacred grove in IndiaCinnamon - spice - (13-10-2017)Cinnamon quill maker - Seychelles
 
 


Flora - Tarragon - Artemisia dracunculus - Hong KongFlora - Tarragon - Artemisia dracunculusFlora - Tarragon - ArtemisiaFlora - Tarragon - EstragonTarragon – Artemisia dracunculus – Known estragon
 
 
 
Flora - Tarragon - Estragon plantEstragonEstragon - Artemisia-dracunculusArtemisia dracunculus plant
 
 


Flora - Anise - Pimpinella anisumFlora - Anise - Pimpinella anisum - seedsFlora - Anise - Pimpinella anisum - (15-05-2018)Flora - Anise - Pimpinella anisum - Growing plantAnise – Pimpinella anisum – Also called aniseed
 
 
 
Flora - Anise - PlantAniseed - Pimpinella anisumPimpinella anisumPimpinella anisum
 
 


Flora - Ocimum basilicum - Common Basil LeavesFlora - Common Basil - Ocimum-basilicumFlora - Common Basil plant - Ocimum-basilicumFlora - Common Basil - (15-06-2015)Common Basil – Ocimum basilicum – Italian cuisine     base
 
 
Flora - Common Basil for saleOcimum-basilicumFields of Sweet basil - PhilippinesOcimum basilicum cultivation - Thailand
 
 


Flora - Diatoms - McMurdo Station, South AntarcticaFlora - Diatoms - Under Light MicroscopeFlora - Diatoms - Under Light Microscope 40xFlora - Diatoms - Lorella Kennedy Diatomea (silica algae)Diatoms – Microscopic size, single-celled algae
 
 
 
Flora - Diatoms - Shell of the fossil diatom - Trinacria ariesStar stick diatomStephanopyxis grunow - Bottom view, under light microscopyWagon wheel diatom - NOAA
 
 


Flora - Evergreen plants secrets - Tree infested by MistletoeFlora - Evergreen plants secrets - Entrance to High Castle, MalborkFlora - Evergreen plants secrets - Common ivy (Hedera helix) - Botanical Garden of University in WroclawFlora - Evergreen plants secrets - Holly in winterFlora - Evergreen plants secrets - Holly (Ilex aquifolia) plantationEvergreen plants secrets – Retain     metabolic activity
 
 
Flora - Evergreen plants secrets - Hollies (Ilex aquifolia) - Along Westside Linear TrailHolly (Ilex aquifolia)Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)Ribes viburnifolium - Botanical Garden in El Chorro Regional ParkRibes viburnifolium - University of California - UC Davis Arboretum
 
 


Flora - Corylus avellana male catkins in winterFlora - Corylus avellanaFlora - Saxifraga wahlenbergii - West Tatra MountainsFlora - Saxifraga wahlenbergiiFlora - Crocuses in the snowWintering plants – Systematics of     Christen Raunkiaer
 
 
Flora - Wintering plants - Two Crocuses in the snowYellow foxglove - Digitalis grandifloraDigitalis grandifloraFrozen sunflowerField of frozen Sunflowers
 
 


Flora - Red Beetroot - Superfood - before boltingThe healthiest and most universal vegetableFlora - Beetroot - San Francisco, USA - (05-01-2014)Beetroot – Healthiest and most universal vegetable
 
 
 
Beetroot from Pakistan - (17-01-2009)Flora - Beetroot - (14-03-2014)Flora - Variety of Beetroots - (08-07-2017)

 
 
 


Flora - Giant WisteriaFlora - Giant WisteriaFlora - Giant WisteriaGiant Wisteria – In California largest in the world
 
 
 
Flora - Giant WisteriaWistaria Festival 2016 - Sierra MadreWistaria Festival 2016
 
 


Flora - Svalbard Global Seed VaultFlora - Svalbard Global Seed VaultFlora - Svalbard Global Seed VaultFlora - Svalbard Global Seed VaultSvalbard Global Seed Vault – On Spitsbergen island
 
 
 
Svalbard Global Seed VaultStorage containers - (27-02-2008)Aluminium bags for seed storage - (20-05-2007)Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen - (30-09-2011)
 
 


Flora - Sweet PotatoFlora - Sweet PotatoFlora - Sweet PotatoFlora - Sweet PotatoSweet Potato – Alerts other plants
 
 
 
Flora - Sweet PotatoBatata L-shaped - (08-11-2017)L-shaped - (08-11-2017)National Cancer Institutes - (16-04-2004)
 
 


Flora - Rafflesia Arnoldii - Bengkulu - 21-April-2015Flora - Rafflesia Arnoldii - Lake-Maninjau - Sumatra-Indonesia - 1-09-99Flora - Rafflesia ArnoldiiModel of Rafflesia flower - Lee Kong Chian - Natural History Museum Singapore - 08-08-2015

Rafflesia Arnoldii – Largest flower is parasite
 
 


Flora - Records among trees - Palm Beach of Preveli -  with the mouth of Megalopotamos river - CreteFlora - Records among trees - Trails in forest on a mountainside - Plužna, Slovenia - (2017-05-07)Flora - Records among trees - View of trail in forest - Jyväskylä, Finland - (2015-11-01)

Records among trees – What we owe to trees
 
 


Plant nutrition speed - Drosera intermedia (2018)Plant nutrition speed - Drosera rotundifolia (2011)Plant nutrition speed - Drosera rotundifolia at Corsica (1998)Plant nutrition speed - Drosera rotundifolia (1)Plant nutrition speed – Plants also hunters
 
 
 
Plant nutrition speed - Drosera rotundifolia (2)Plant nutrition speed - Drosera rotundifolia (3)Plant nutrition speed - Itermediate sundewPlant nutrition speed - Round leaf sundew
 
 
 
Plant nutrition speedPlant nutrition speedPlant nutrition speedPlant nutrition speed
 
 


Kiwi Chinese gooseberry - Actinidia deliciosaKiwi Chinese gooseberry - KiwifruitKiwi Chinese gooseberry – Most often cultivated Actinidia deliciosa
 
 
Kiwi Chinese gooseberry - Kiwifruit cross sectionKiwi Chinese gooseberry - Kiwifruit (2)
 
 


Algae Chlamydomonas - Antarctique (color red)Algae Chlamydomonas - Antarctique (color green)Algae Chlamydomonas - Red snow

Algae Chlamydomonas – Different colors of snow
 
 


Flora :

Flora - Plants difference - Fir (Abies)Flora - Plants difference - Pine (Pinus)Flora - Plants difference - Norway spruce (Picea)

Plants difference – Suitable for Christmas tree
 
 


Flora - Unripe vegetables - Peppers in four colors

Unripe vegetables – Colors and composition secrets
 
 


Flora - Plants posing stones - Lithops of the succulents type

Plants posing stones – Lithops of the succulents type
 
 


Flora - Giant Saguaro cactus - Saguaro National Park, Rincon ValleyFlora - Giant Saguaro cactus - Arizona - Saguaro CactusFlora - Giant Saguaro cactus - Sentinel Peak, Tucson, ArizonaGiant Saguaro cactus – Symbol of American deserts
 
 
 
Flora - Giant Saguaro cactus - Pachycereus pringlei, Sonora, MexicoFlora - Giant Saguaro cactus - Pachycereus pringlei with osprey nestFlora - Giant Saguaro cactus - Pachycereus pringlei, Rancho Punta Estrella, San Felipe, California, Mexico
 
 


Flora - Topiary gardenFlora - Topiary garden - Beckley Park

Topiary – Artistic shaping shrubs and trees

 


Flora - Amorphophallus titanum - Amorphophallus titanum Nov20_2005

Amorphophallus titanum – Comes from Indonesia
 
 


Flora - Hundred meter pump - Redwoodfallentree

Hundred meter pump
 
 


Flora - Oregano - Wild marjoram

Flora - Oregano - (14-09-2017)

Flora - Oregano - (07-06-2018)

Flora - Oregano - (11-06-2020)Oregano – Origanum vulgare – Either wild marjoram
 
 
 
Flora - Origanum vulgare - Bischmisheim, GermanyWild marjoram - Saarbrucken, GermanyWild marjoram - Hockenheim, GermanyOriganum vulgare - Hockenheim, Germany
 
 


Flora - Cutting down amazonian forests - Rainforests in Brazil

Cutting down amazonian forests
 


Flora - Chilli pepper curiosities - Tabasco peppers

Chilli pepper curiosities – Aztecs served to pay taxes
 
 


Flora - Carbon dioxide absorption - Rainforests by the river Gambia in Niokolokoba National Park

Carbon dioxide absorption
 


Flora - Brazilian nut - Brazilian nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

Brazilian nut – Stores barium and radium
 
 
 


Flora - Radioactive groceries - Bananas

Radioactive groceries – 5 million bananas at one time
 
 


Flora :

Flora - California forest air - Aspirine

California forest air – Presence of methyl salicylate
 
 


Flora - Walnut subjected stress - Walnut tree

Walnut subjected stress
 
 


Flora - Redwood Hyperion - Coastal redwood

Redwood Hyperion – The highest plant
 
 
 
 


Flora - Acrylamide - Acrylamide 3D

Acrylamide – Carbohydrate-rich vegetable products
 
 


Flora - Malignant neoplasm among plants - Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Malignant neoplasm among plants
 
 


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