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PlantStuff: Part 1- An Intro to Learning About Plants

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Ever wanted to learn about plants but don't know where to start?  Why not try NEW! PlantStuff! An Introduction to Plants!  Check it out Here!

Sphagneticola trilobata (Wedelia)

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TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0113 Botanical Name:   Sphagneticola trilobata Common Name: Wedelia, Trailing Daisy, Singapore Daisy, Creeping Ox-eye Cultivar: N/A Family: Asteraceae Sphagneticola trilobata  Photo by Matthew Gaston Native To:   Central America, Mexico, Caribbean    Landscaping Information Plant Type : Groundcover Texture: Medium, Coarse Form: Mat Height (on average, in landscape use):   <1' - 1' Height to Spread Ratio: A spreading, groundcover, usually not becoming more than 1.5' tall. Growth Rate: Fast Landscape Values:    Border, Edging, Filler, Framing, Groundcover, Mass, Erosion Control Outstanding Quality:  Robust groundcover: great for urban landscapes Sphagneticola trilobata  Photo by Matthew Gaston Botanical Descriptions Flowers:   Yellow, 1" wide, aster-type with ray and disc flowers.  Many more disc flowers than ray flowers. Sphagneticola trilobata  flower Photo by Matthew

Murrarya paniculata (Orange Jessamine)

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TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0152 Botanical Name:   Murrarya paniculata Common Name: Mock Orange, Jasmine Orange, Chinese Box, Orange Jessamine, Lakeview Jasmine Cultivar: N/A Family: Rutaceae Murrarya paniculata Photo by Matthew Gaston Native To:   South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands Landscaping Information Plant Type :   Shrub, Treelet Texture: Fine Form: Upright-broad Height (on average, in landscape use): 2' - 4' (Hedged), 8'-10' (Treelet) Growth Rate:  Medium to Fast Landscape Values:   Background, Border, Edging, Facer, Filler, Foundation, Framing, Hedge, Mass, Screen, Space Division, Windbreak Outstanding Quality: Fragrance, Hedgability, Wood Murrarya paniculata as a hedge Photo by Matthew Gaston Murrarya paniculata hedge with bright green new foliage Photo by Matthew Gaston Botanical Descriptions Flowers:   egg shell to cream, 5-petals, bisexual flowers with 10 stamens. Highly fragra

Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta' (Mediterranean Cypress)

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TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0064 Botanical Name:   Cupressus sempervirens Common Name: Italian Cypress, Mediterranean Cypress, Turkish Cypress, Common Cypress   Cultivar: ' Stricta' (Some people include  subspecific names for the two general forms: fastigiate (' Stricta ') & horizontal. The fastigiate form is treated as a cultivar, while the horizontal form is believed to be the form pre-horticultural intervention. The fastigiate form is the form/cultivar described specifically in this post. Additionally there are compact forms of the fastigiate form.) Family: Cupressaceae Cupressus sempervirens  on the UH Manoa Campus  Photo by Matthew Gaston Cupressus sempervirens   Photo by Matthew Gaston Native To:   Mediterranean  Region from Morocco  & Spain to Egypt, Israel & Iran Landscaping Information:  Plant Type : Tree, Conifer, Evergreen Texture: Fine Form: Conical, Upright-Narrow Height (on average, in landscape use

Nephrolepsis cordifolia (Kupukupu)

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TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0127 Botanical Name:   Nephrolepsis cordifolia Common Name:   Kupukupu, Narrow Sword Fern, Fishbone Fern Cultivar : N/A Family:   Nephrolepidaceae Nephrolepsis cordifolia Photo by Matthew Gaston Native To:   Considered Pantropical; Indigenous to the  Hawaiian Islands, Asia, and Northern Australia. Landscaping Information Plant Type : Fern, Tuberous Texture: Dense, Coarse Form:   Upright-Narrow Height (on average, in landscape use):  1'-2' Spread: Stolons grow from the tuber giving rise to new plants.  Growth Rate:  Medium  Landscape Values: Background, Border, Edging, Filler, Foundation, Framing, Groundcover, Indoor, Lanai, Mass, Patio, Erosion Control Outstanding Quality: Form/Silhouette, Foliage Characters Nephrolepsis cordifolia Photo by Matthew Gaston Botanical Descriptions Foliage Color:  Young/immature: Light Green Mature: Bright Medium Green to Dark Green Leaflet