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Marron tree

Castanea sativa - The roasted fruits (Marrons) are very tasty. This one can be found in the old botanical garden of Göttingen (Germany).


Gossypium - The seed fibers are cotton, which is used in the textile industry and for special paper. A cotton plant can be easily grown at home in a pot.


Engleria Saxifrage - Saxifraga sempervivum, picture was taken in the new botanical garden of Göttingen (Germany).


Magnolia x loebneri ´Leonard Messel`, picture was taken in mid-april in the exotic garden Stuttgart Hohenheim (Germany).


This tropical Gnetum gnemon is native from southeast asia to Fiji. Picture was taken in the botanical garden of Dresden (Germany).

Dogtooth violet

The Dogtooth violet (Erythronium dens-canis) has its name from the rootstock which is shaped like a dog's tooth. Picture was taken in the botanical garden of Dresden (Germany).

Heath Grass

Heath Grass (Danthonia decumbens) is a member of the Poaceae family and can be found on pastures and heathland.


The Eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) can often be found in old european cottage gardens and is used in homeopathy. The medical potency is controversial.

Russian Sage

The blue flowers of the russian sage (Perovskia abrotanoides) are very attractive to a lot of insects. Picture was taken in the new botanical garden of Göttingen (Germany).


Douglasia laevigata is a rare plant and can be found in the mountains of north america and alaska. Picture was taken in the new botanical garden in Göttingen (Germany).

Cannon Ball Tree

The Cannon Ball Tree (Couroupita guianensis) belongs to the same family as the Brazil-nut Tree. The name comes from its fruits which looks similar to cannon balls. Picture was taken in Wilhelma Stuttgart (Germany).

Wollemi Pine

The Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis) is a living fossil and it was long time supposed to be extincted, until it was rediscover in 1994. In the meantime every botanical garden lists a Wollemi Pine. The picture of this male cone was taken in the Wilhelma Stuttgart (Germany).


Nice blue flowers of Eranthemum wattii in the botanical garden of Dresden (Germany).


A few water drops on a Colocasia fallax (Araceae) leaf. This is a good example of the lotus effect.


Red berrys from Ardisia crenata (Myrsinaceae). Picture was taken in the botanical garden of Dresden (Germany).

Bog Bean

The interestingly formed flowers of the Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata, Menyanthaceae). This plant can only be found on wet places.

Venus Flytrap

The Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is native to North and South Carolina and is a popular insectivorous indoor plant.

Miracle Berry

Flowers of the Miracle Berry (Synsepalum dulcificum), the fruits contain the glycoprotein Miraculin.

Chocolate Daisy

The Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera lyrata) has its name from the chocolatey odor of the flowers on a sunny day.

Wild tulip

Tulipa armena is a wild tulip, this one grows in Turkey in the near of Adrasan.


Orchid Neotinea maculata, picture was taken in turkey.

Yellow Bugle

Yellow Bugle (Ajuga chamaepitys), picture was taken in turkey in 1000 meter altitude.


The lif of the Late Spider-orchid (Ophrys holoserica) acts as a decoy as the male bee confuse it with a female. Pollen transfer occurs during the ensuing pseudocopulation.


Flowering bay (Laurus nobilis) at Olympos (Turkey).


Goose Neck Moss (Rhytidiadelphus) with sporophytes.


Again Goose Neck Moss (Rhytidiadelphus).


A lichen with fruiting body.


A lichen (probably Physcia) on a tree.

Welsh Poppy

The Welsh Poppy (Meconopsis cambrica) is native to england and ireland and an ornamental plant in europe.

Powder Puff

Leather Leaf Powder Puff (Globularia cordifolia) in the exotic garden Stuttgart Hohenheim (Germany).

Dove Tree

If the big white flowers of the Dove Tree (also known as Handkerchief Tree) (Davidia involucrata) are swaying in the wind, than you know where the trees name come from.


Rhododendron williamsianum ´August Lamken´ in the exotic garden Stuttgart Hohenheim (Germany).


Durian fruit in the snow. The fruits from Durio zibethinus produces a malodor like rotten waste, but tastes very good.

Russian Almond

The Dwarf Russian Almond (Prunus tenella) impresses with its nice flowers, which can be seen from April to May. Picture was taken in the botanical garden of Göttingen (Germany).


It is sayed a tea from the leafs of Damiana (Turnera diffusa) should have an aphrodisiac property.

Pheasant's Eye

Large Pheasant's Eye (Adonis flammea) in the new botanical garden Göttingen (Germany).

Citrus and Insect

Orange flower (Citrus sinensis) with bumblebee.

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