Lyssa zampa: Tropical swallowtail moth

Lyssa zampa, which is also known as the tropical swallowtail moth is a species of moth of the family Uraniidae. It can be found from Himalaya to Borneo and the Malay Peninsula.

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The moth has a wingspan of 100–160 mm. The moth is most abundant from June to November depending on the location.

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The larvae feed on Endospermum and other members of the rubber tree family [Euphorbiaceae].

Photos: Singapore [20140524]

Source: Wikipedia

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Gloriosa superba: Glory lily

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Gloriosa superba is a species of flowering plant in the family Colchicaceae. English language common names include flame lily, climbing lily, creeping lily, glory lily, gloriosa lily, tiger claw, and fire lily.

It is native to much of Africa and Asia, but it is known worldwide as an ornamental plant, a medicine, a poison, and a noxious weed.

This species is a perennial herb growing from a fleshy rhizome. It is scandent, climbing using tendrils, the stem reaching 4 meters long.

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The showy flower has six tepals each up to 5 – 7.6 centimeters long. They are generally bright red to orange at maturity, sometimes with yellowish bases.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140509]

Source: Wikipedia

Campanula carpatica: Carpathian harebell

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Campanula carpatica [Carpathian harebell, tussock bellflower] is a species of flowering plant in the family Campanulaceae, native to the Carpathian Mountains of Central Europe.

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It is a low-growing herbaceous perennial, with long stems bearing solitary blue bell-shaped flowers. Several cultivars in shades of white, blue, pink and purple, have been developed for garden use.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140509]

Source: Wikipedia

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Karl Rosenfield’: Double Peony

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Garden Peonies are old favorites for late spring display, prized for their large, colourful and fragrant blooms. Plants form an upright bush of dark green leaves, remaining attractive all season. This unique double selection features white flowers, the petals blushed and dappled with soft pink. Midseason/Late. Peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary it should be carried out only in the fall. Flowering is always best in a sunny location. Trim off old stems to the ground in late fall, to help prevent disease problems. Excellent for cutting.

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Karl Rosenfield’:

Plant Uses & Characteristics:  Good Texture/Form, Border, Flower color: Red, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Flower Head Size: Very Large

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Peony

The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America.

Most are herbaceous perennial plants 0.5–1.5 metres [1.6–4.9 ft] tall, but some resemble trees 1.5–3 metres [4.9–9.8 ft] tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves and large, often fragrant, flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer.

The peony is named after Paeon [also spelled Paean], a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140509]

Source: Perinnials.com

Lavandula dentata: Serenity Lavender

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Lavandula dentata is a species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family, native to the Mediterranean, the Atlantic islands and the Arabian peninsula. Growing to 60 cm tall, it has gray-green, linear or lance-shaped leaves with toothed edges and a lightly woolly texture. The long-lasting, narrow spikes of purple flowers, topped with pale violet bracts, first appear in late spring. The whole plant is strongly aromatic with the typical lavender fragrance.

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Its native habitat includes low hills with limestone substrates amidst other shrubs. It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and its essential oil is used in perfumes.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140509]

Source: Wikipedia

Lavandula stoechas: Topped lavender

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Lavandula stoechas [French lavender, Spanish lavender, or topped lavender] is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, occurring naturally in Mediterranean countries.

An evergreen shrub, it usually grows to 30–100 cm [12–39 in] tall and wide, occasionally up to 2 m [7 ft] high in the subspecies luisieri. The leaves are 1–4 cm long, greyish and tomentose.

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The flowers are pink to purple, produced on spikes at the top of slender, leafless stems 10–30 cm [4–12 in] long; each flower is subtended by a bract 4–8 mm long. At the top of the spike are a number of much larger, sterile bracts [no flowers between them], 10–50 mm long.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140509]

Source: Wikipedia

Lavandula angustifolia: English lavender

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Lavandula angustifolia [lavender or English lavender, though not native to England; also common lavender, true lavender, narrow-leaved lavender], formerly Lavandula officinalis, is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the western Mediterranean, primarily the Pyrenees and other mountains in northern Spain.

It is a strongly aromatic shrub growing as high as 1 to 2 metres [3.3 to 6.6 ft] tall. The leaves are evergreen, 2–6 centimetres [0.79–2.36 in] long, and 4–6 millimetres [0.16–0.24 in] broad. The flowers are pinkish-purple [lavender-coloured], produced on spikes 2–8 cm [0.79–3.15 in] long at the top of slender, leafless stems 10–30 cm [3.9–11.8 in] long.

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English lavender is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. It is popular for its colourful flowers, its fragrance and its ability to survive with low water consumption.

The following cultivars have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit:  ‘Alba’ [large white], ‘Beechwood Blue’, ‘Hidcote’, ‘Imperial Gem’, ‘Miss Katherine’, ‘Nana Alba’ [dwarf white], ‘Richard Gray’, ‘Sawyers’, ‘Sussex’.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140509]

Source: Wikipedia