Plant Facts Archive

Aconitum, Monkshood

Aconitum is a genus of over 250 species of flowering plants belonging to the family Ranunculaceae. These herbaceous perennial plants are chiefly native to the mountainous parts of the northern hemisphere. The most distinguishing and dangerous characteristic feature of many of this species …

Rafflesia arnoldii

  The flower of Rafflesia arnoldii grows to a diameter of around one meter (3 ft) and weighs up to 11 kilograms (24 lb). It lives as a parasite on the Tetrastigma vine, which grows only in primary (undisturbed) rainforests. Rafflesia lacks any …

Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants Carnivorous plants are plants that obtain some or most of their nutrients from trapping and digesting animals or protozoans, mostly insects and arthropods. Since most of the carnivorous plants prey on insects, they are also refered to as ‘insectivorous plants’. These …

Epiphytes

Epiphytes Epiphytes are the special kind of plants which do not grow on soil like the normal plants do. The term epiphyte comes from the Greek word ‘epi’ meaning ‘upon’ and ‘phyton’ meaning ‘plant’. Epiphytic plants are also termed “air plants” because they …

Mimosa pudica

Mimosa pudica Mimosa pudica is an annual or perennial herb native to South America and Central America. The plant is also found in some of the Asian countries and called with different names like sensitive plant, sleepy plant or shy plant. The word …

Bamboo

Bamboo It is the fastest-growing plant that belongs to the grass family, Poaceae. There are about 1500 species  found in a wide variety of climatic conditions ranging from cold mountains to hot tropical regions. It is mostly found in Australia, North and South America, …

Burning Bush

 Burning Bush Burning Bush or the Gas Plant is an ornamental, perennial herb with leathery green leaves.  The plant belongs to the genus Dictamnus and its Scientific or Binomial name is Dictamnus albus. The flowers are pale purple to white in color forming …