221 plants Encyclopedia

221 plants Encyclopedia221 plants Encyclopedia tells everything kids want and need to know about pants and trees. Read them this vibrant collection now and help them learn about the green world around us.📖😊

Zinnia

Zinnia

• Common name : Zinnia, Youth-and-old-age • Scientific name : Zinnia elegans • Family : Asteraceae • Native land : Mexico Common zinnias are bushy, leafy annual plants. They have hairy, branching stems. The leaves of zinnia are arranged opposite to one another and they often clasp the stem. The solitary flower heads are borne …

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Yew

Yew

• Common name : Common Yew, European Yew • Scientific name : Taxus baccata • Family : Taxaceae • Native land : Western, Central and Southern Europe, North- West Africa, Northern Iran and South-West Asia Yew is the most popular evergreen tree. It is known as the ‘tree of death’. The tree has spreading branches …

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Wisteria

Wisteria

• Common name : Chinese Wisteria • Scientific name : Wisteria sinensis • Family : Fabaceae • Native land : China Chinese wisteria is a deciduous perennial climbing vine. It grows up to 25 feet. It has racemes of mildly fragrant, pea‑like, blue-violet flowers in May when the foliage is just beginning to expand. The …

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Watercress

Watercress

• Common name : Watercress • Scientific name : Nasturtium officinale • Family : Brassicaceae • Native land : Europe and Asia Watercress is an emergent perennial aquatic herb. Older leaves are compound with many wavy-edged, oval or lance-shaped leaflets growing from a central stalk. It has thin and fibrous roots at the bottom. The …

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Water-Shield

Water Sheild

• Common name : Water Shield, Dollar Bonnet, Fanwort • Scientific name : Braseniaschreberi • Family : Cabombaceae • Native land : North America, California Water shield is a small purple-flowered aquatic plant. It is found in northern ponds and still waters throughout the world, except in Europe. Each oval, floating leaf of water shield …

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Water-Lettuce

Water Lettuce

• Common name : Water Lettuce • Scientific name : Pistiastratiotes • Family : Araceae • Native land : Lake Victoria in Africa Water lettuce is a free-floating, frost-tender aquatic perennial. It produces rosettes of wedge-shaped, overlapping, fluted, velvety, soft green leaves. The leaves are covered with waterrepellant hair. The plant resembles the small open …

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Water-Fern

Water Fern

• Common name : Fishbone Water Fern, Forest Fern • Scientific name : Blechnumnudum • Family : Blechnaceae • Native land : Australia Fishbone water fern is a terrestrial, tufted fern of wet habitats. Blechnum species are commonly referred to as water ferns, as they are usually found in wet areas, growing in a variety …

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Viola

Viola

• Common name : Heart’s Ease Johnny Jump Up • Scientific name : Viola tricolor • Family : Violaceae • Native land : Temperate Northern Hemisphere Most violas are small perennial plants, but a few are annual plants and some are small shrubs. The flower, variable in colour, but not red, usually grows singly on …

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Tulip

Tulip

• Common name : Tulip ‘Barcelona’ • Scientific name : Tulipa • Family : Liliaceae • Native land : Eurasia from Austria and Italy eastward to Japan It is a bulbous herb. The plants are generally found in a hilly country with extremely cold winters and hot dry summers. The stems are sturdy, making them …

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Tree-Tabacco

Tree Tabacco

• Common name : Tree Tobacco, Mexican Tobacco • Scientific name : Nicotianaglauca • Family : Solanaceae • Native land : North America It is an evergreen perennial. The plant is an erect, slender, sparsely-branched perennial, soft-woody shrub to small tree, flowering throughout the year. The plant bears yellow flowers if given a long enough …

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Tomoto

Tomato

• Common name : Tomato, Wolf Peach • Scientific name : Solanumlycopersicum • Family : Solanaceae • Native land : South America It is a short-lived perennial plant, grown as an annual plant. The plant has a weak woody stem that usually scrambles over other plants. The fruit is an edible, brightly coloured (usually red, …

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Tomatillo

Tomatillo

• Common name : Husk Tomato, Mexican Husk Tomato • Scientific name : Physalisphiladelphica • Family : Solanaceae • Native land : Mexico It is a small herb. All parts of the tomatillo plant are poisonous except the fruit, for which the plant is cultivated. This particular genus is characterised by the presence of pendant …

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Thyme

Thyme

• Common name : Garden Thyme • Scientific name : Thymus vulgaris • Family : Lamiaceae • Native land : Southern Europe, the Mediterranean region, Asia Minor, and Central Asia The plant is a small, low-growing shrub with curled branches. It is a perennial with a woody, fibrous root. There are three varieties usually grown …

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Taro

Taro

• Common name : Colocasia • Scientific name : Colocasiaesculenta • Family : Araceae • Native land : Wetlands of Malaysia Taro is a herbaceous plant. It became a staple crop, cultivated for its large, starchy, spherical underground tubers, which are consumed as cooked vegetables. Young taro leaves are commonly used in the cooking of …

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Squash

Squash

• Common name : Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Scalloped Squash, Patty Pan Squash • Scientific name : Cucurbitapepo • Family : Cucurbitaceae • Native land : North, Central and South America It is a tender easy-to-grow short-season annual. Most summer squash grow on compact vines, in contrast to the sprawling vines of most winter squash and …

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Spurge

Spurge

• Common name : Cushion Spurge • Scientific name : Euphorbia epithymoides • Family : Euphorbiaceae • Native land : Central and Southern Europe and to Asia Minor It is a long-lived, drought-tolerant and non-spreading plant. It is a mounded clump-forming plant that is one of the best for borders. The plant bears dense, flattened …

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Spinach

Spinach

• Common name : Spinach, Winter spinach • Scientific name : Spinaciaoleracea • Family : Chenopodiaceae • Native land : Asia, especially Afghanistan and Tajikistan Spinach is an annual plant, long cultivated for the sake of its succulent leaves. It is an easy-to-grow, nutritious, cool-season crop. The leaves are somewhat triangular and may be flat …

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