Lupinus sp.: Lupin

Lupinus, commonly known as lupin or lupine [North America], is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae.

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The genus includes over 200 species, with centers of diversity in North and South America. Smaller centers occur in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Seeds of various species of lupins have been used as a food for over 3000 years around the Mediterranean and for as much as 6000 years in the Andean highlands.

Photos: Gardens by the Bay,  Singapore [20150609]

Source: Wikipedia

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Pelargonium tricolor: Three-colored Geranium

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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 [20150424, 20150515]

Source: Wikipedia

Anemone flowering Dahlia: Powder Puff dahlia

Anemone-flowered dahlias have blooms with one or more outer rings of generally flattened ray florets surrounding a dense group of tubular florets, and showing no disc.

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150125]

Source: Wikipedia

Tulipa cv. ‘Esperanto’

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Tulipa cv. ‘Esperanto’

Common names: Viridiflora Tulip, Tulip

Leaves: Spring ephemeral

Flowers: Showy, Fragrant

Flower Time: Spring

Underground structures: Bulb

Esperanto blooms in late spring and is the wildest of the Viridiflora tulips, full of color and unusual shapes. The large ruffled pointed petals start white and green and change to rose and green.

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The foliage is light green edged with white and remains attractive in the garden bed even after the blossom is cut.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140422, 20140425]

Source: allthingsplants.com

Anemone sp.: Wind Flower

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Anemone, is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to the temperate zones. It is closely related to Pulsatilla (‘Pasque flower’) and Hepatica; some botanists include both of these genera within Anemone.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemōnē means “daughter of the wind”, from ánemos “wind” + feminine patronymic suffix -ōnē. The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plants was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name “windflower” is used for the whole genus.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore 20130516

Source: Wikipedia

Cosmos sp.: Garden Cosmos

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^ Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sonata White’

Cosmos is a genus, with the same common name of Cosmos, of about 20–26 species of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.

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^ Cosmos bipinnatus

Cosmos is native to scrub and meadowland in Mexico where most of the species occur, Florida and the southern United States, Arizona, Central America, and to South America in the north to Paraguay in the south.

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^ Cosmos sulphureus

Cosmos are herbaceous perennial plants growing 0.3–2 m [10 in–6 ft 7 in] tall. The leaves are simple, pinnate, or bipinnate, and arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are produced in a capitulum with a ring of broad ray florets and a center of disc florets; flower color is very variable between the different species.

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^ Cosmos bipinnatus

The genus includes several ornamental plants popular in gardens.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens By The Bay, Singapore 20130602

Source: Wikipedia