Allegheny spurge (Pachysandra procumbens) is a low-growing subshrub native of the eastern United States. This handsome species is rare in its native range but is now much appreciated and planted by gardeners in USDA Zones 4 - 10. Click to download a large version of this image.
Here's a nice Halloweenish picture of a load of Kentucky pumpkins (Cucurbita spp. ) posed in front of a sugar maple (Acer saccharum) ablaze in fall color. Click to download large format version (800x600px) of this images.
The MainStrasse Clock Tower is located in Covington, Kentucky where at this time of year it is attractively draped in Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) that is in the process of assuming its brilliant autumn color. Click to download large format version (800x600px)
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Animals of the Florida Scrub
This is one of the creature and plants that Steve will introduce you to on his Tour of the Florida Scrub - a unique plant community that he has studied for many years. Even if you're not from Florida you'll still enjoy meeting the plants and animals of this unique ecosystem that can be seen just an hour's drive from DisneyWorld and other Central Florida attractions.
The Flowering Plants of Hawaii
This comprehensive series of 65 articles surveys the Flowering Plants of Hawaii. Each previews one or more botanical families representing those species found in the Aloha state. Click here for the Intro page and menu.
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Tart, sweet and incredibly flavorful, the Meyers lemon (Citrus meyeri) is my favorite citrus and makes the best lemonade! (and pies!)
Other citrus species:
grapefruit (Citrus X paradisi)
orange (Citrus sinensis)
These citrus species tolerate colder temperatures and are more likely to succeed in USDA Zone 8 than the above:
kumquat (Fortunella spp)
satsuma (Citrus reticulata)
mandarin lime (Citrus x limonia)
Those in really cold climates can grow these citrus species indoors and enjoy colorful fruits and fragrant flowers:
Meyers Lemon (Citrus meyeri)