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Androcymbium palaestinum, Erythrostictis palaestina , Desert Bulb

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 Androcymbium palaestinum, Erythrostictis palaestina
Family: Colchicaceae   (Formerly:Colchicaceae / Liliaceae)
Desert Bulb
Origin: Mediterranean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersPoisonous or toxic

The white flowers often have reddish-purple stripes and can reach 2-5 cm in diameter. However, flower size and shape can vary depending on location.


 Androcymbium palaestinum, Erythrostictis palaestina , Desert Bulb

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Anthyllis barba-jovis, Silver Bush, Jupiter's Beard

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Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Silver Bush, Jupiter's Beard
Origin: Mediterranean
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Silvery hairy shrub with evergreen foliage and pale yellow flowers. It's a good specimen plant for a rock garden in a dry, warm climate.


 Anthyllis barba-jovis, Silver Bush, Jupiter's Beard

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Aristolochia gigantea, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower

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Family: Aristolochiaceae
Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Origin: Brazil, Mexico, Panama
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterModerate waterDry conditionsUnusual colorFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsInvasive

Aggressive Vine. The Aristolochia gigantea will inspire a sense of marvel to anyone who gazes upon it. This truly spectacular blossom produces a pouch that is almost 2 feet long and more than a foot across. Ivory veins network across a burgundy velvet background as the flower unfurls. Heart-shaped, light green leaves, about 6 inches in length, adorn this easy-to-grow vine. The plant blooms at a young age and grows in full sun or partial shade.The cultivation of Aristolochias is undemanding. Sun lovers that appreciate some shade in hotter inland areas, they adapt to any soil that drains well. Any pruning necessary to contain or shape the plants should be done in late winter or early spring. Cultivation is easy, and growth can be tamed. Papery capsule containing many seeds.


 Aristolochia gigantea, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower

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Aristolochia gigantea, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower

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Pelican flower - large flower variety. One of the most popular ornamental vines. Brown flower is very unusual-looking.
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Aristolochia gigantea - seeds

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Pelican flower. The Aristolochia gigantea will inspire a sense of marvel to anyone who gazes upon it. This truly spectacular blossom produces a pouch that is almost 2 feet long and more than a foot across. Ivory veins network across a burgundy velvet background as the flower unfurls. Cultivation is easy, and growth can be tamed.
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Asclepias tuberosa, Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root
Origin: North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The extremely bright color make it easy to spot. Like most milkweeds the juice is milky white. Long bloom period from late spring throughout the summer. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars). Drought-tolerant. Listed in the U. S. Pharmacopeia in the 19th century the root was once widely used for lung problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Contains cardiac glycosides which are toxic in large amounts.


 Asclepias tuberosa, Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root

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Asclepias tuberosa, Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root

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Asclepias tuberosa, Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root

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Asclepias tuberosa, Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root

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Asclepias tuberosa, Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root

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Asphodeline lutea, King's Spear, Yellow Asphodel

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Family: Asphodelaceae   (Formerly:Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
King's Spear, Yellow Asphodel
Origin: Mediterranean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time
 Asphodeline lutea, King's Spear, Yellow Asphodel

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