Petunia sp.: Miniature Petunia

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Petunia is genus of 35 species of flowering plants of South American origin, closely related to tobacco, cape gooseberries, tomatoes, deadly nightshades, potatoes and chili peppers; in the family Solanaceae. The popular flower of the same name derived its epithet from the French, which took the word petun, meaning “tobacco,” from a Tupi–Guarani language. An annual, most of the varieties seen in gardens are hybrids [Petunia × atkinsiana, also known as Petunia × hybrid].

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Petunia is a genus in the family Solanaceae, subfamily Petunioideae. Well known members of Solanaceae in other subfamilies include tobacco [Nicotianoideae], and the cape gooseberry, tomato, potato, deadly nightshades and chili pepper [Solanoideae].

Photos: Atlanta, GA, USA [20150920]

Source: Wikipedia

Pelargonium hortorum ‘Divas Petticoat’

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Pelargonium is a genus of flowering plants which includes about 200 species of perennials, succulents, and shrubs, commonly known as geraniums.

Confusingly, Geranium is the correct botanical name of a separate genus of related plants often called cranesbills or hardy geraniums. Both genera belong to the family Geraniaceae.

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Some species of Pelargonium are extremely popular garden plants, grown as bedding plants in temperate regions.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150515]

Source: Wikipedia

Aquilegia vulgaris var. nivea

Aquilegia vulgaris [European columbine, Common columbine, Granny’s nightcap, Granny’s bonnet] is a species of columbine native to Europe. It is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are pinnate, with the basal leaflets themselves trifoliate. The flowers, in various shades of purple, blue, pink and white, are pendent or horizontal with hooked spurs.

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This species and various hybrids derived from it are popular garden flowers, available in a variety of single color and bi-colors, in single and double forms.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150424. 20150515]

Source: Wikipedia

Aquilegia vulgaris – Pink: Common columbine

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Aquilegia vulgaris [European columbine, Common columbine, Granny’s nightcap, Granny’s bonnet] is a species of columbine native to Europe. It is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are pinnate, with the basal leaflets themselves trifoliate. The flowers, in various shades of purple, blue, pink and white, are pendent or horizontal with hooked spurs.

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This species and various hybrids derived from it are popular garden flowers, available in a variety of single color and bi-colors, in single and double forms.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150515]

Source: Wikipedia

Cleome hassleriana: Spider Plant

Cleome hassleriana, commonly known as spider flower or spider plant, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cleome of the family Cleomaceae, native to southern South America in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southeast Brazil.

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It is an annual growing to a height of 150 cm [60 in], with spirally arranged leaves. The flowers are purple, pink, or white, with four petals and six long stamens. Flowering lasts from late spring to early fall. This plant re-seeds itself and keep coming back year after year 🙂

Photo: AtlantaGA. [20130803]

Source: Wikipedia