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The template used to configure these sub-pages is located at Portal:Plants/Selected picture/Layout, please see the documentation for a full explanation of the template and its features.

  1. Add a new Selected picture to the next available sub-page.
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Matricaria recutita
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German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is an annual plant of the sunflower family Asteraceae. The flowers are borne in paniculate capitula called calathids. The white ray florets have a single fused five-parted ligule, while the disc florets are yellow. In Northern temperate regions the flowers bloom in June and July and have a strong, aromatic smell.

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Pine Cone
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Pines are mostly monoecious, though a few species are sub-dioecious. The male cones are small, typically 1–5 cm long, falling as soon as they have shed their pollen. The larger female cones, such as this Monterey Pine cone, are typically 3–60 cm long, having numerous spirally arranged scales with two seeds on each fertile scale.

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Red Flowering Gum
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Corymbia ficifolia or the Red Flowering Gum also known as Albany red flowering gum is one of the most commonly planted ornamental trees in the eucalyptus family. It is native to a very small area of south coastal Western Australia to the east of Walpole (430 km Southeast of Perth), but is not considered under threat in the wild.

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Fractal Broccoli
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Broccoli, a plant of the Cabbage family, Brassicaceae, is a cool-weather crop eaten boiled, steamed, or raw. The Roman natural history writer, Pliny the Elder, wrote about a vegetable which might have been broccoli and some recognize broccoli in the cookbook of Apicius, but its history is unclear. Broccoli was certainly an Italian vegetable long before it was eaten elsewhere.

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Darlingtonia californica
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Darlingtonia californica, also called the California pitcher plant or Cobra Lily, is a carnivorous plant in the family Sarraceniaceae. Darlingtonia is native to California and Oregon and grows in bogs and seeps. The name "cobra lily" is from the resemblance of the tubular leaf to a rearing cobra, complete with "fangs".

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Blessed milk thistle
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The flower of a Blessed milk thistle (Silybum marianum). Originally a native of Southern Europe through to Asia, it is now found throughout the world and considered an invasive weed. Thistles can be toxic to cattle and sheep, but their extract can be used to cure amanita poisoning. A different extract can also be found in Rockstar Energy Drink.

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Persicaria capitata (Polygonaceae)
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Persicaria capitata (Pink Knotweed, Japanese Knotweed or Pink bubble persicaria) is an ornamental plant of the genus Persicaria in the family Polygonaceae. The spikes are 5–10 millimetres (0.2–0.4 in) long and 5–7 mm (0.20–0.28 in) in diameter. P. capitata is a prostrate herb, native of Asia, and naturalised in parts of Australia.

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Sunflower
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Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are annual plants native to the Americas, that possess a large inflorescence (flowering head). The outer florets are the sterile ray florets and can be yellow, maroon, orange, or other colors. The florets inside the circular head are called disc florets, which mature into seeds.

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Young cones of a Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)
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Young cones of a Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens).

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Swamp Milkweed
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Asclepias incarnata is a herbaceous, perennial plant species native to North America. It is found growing in damp to wet soils and also is cultivated as a garden plant for its attractive flowers. Its sap contains toxic chemicals.

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Photosynthesis
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Leaves are the primary sites of photosynthesis.

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Opium poppy
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Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted. Opium is the source of many opiates, including morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means, loosely, the "sleep-bringing poppy", referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates.

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Grandidier's Baobab, Adansonia grandidieri (Malvaceae)
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Adansonia grandidieri (Grandidier's Baobab), the biggest and most famous of Madagascar’s six baobabs, is an endangered species in the genus Adansonia. It is endemic to Madagascar. A. grandidieri is named to commemorate the French botanist and explorer, Alfred Grandidier (1836–1921).

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Hypericum calycinum (Hypericaceae)
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Hypericum calycinum is a prostrate or low-growing shrub species of the genus Hypericum (Hypericaceae), indigenous to southeast Europe and southwest Asia. It is a low, creeping, woody shrub to about 1 m tall and 1–2 m wide. The solitary flowers are 3–5 cm in diameter, a rich yellow, with five petals and numerous yellow stamens.

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Seed-head of Pulsatilla alpina (Ranunculaceae)
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Pulsatilla alpina, alpine pasqueflower, is an alpine plant found in the mountain ranges of central and southern Europe from central Spain to Croatia. It grows between 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) and 2,700 m (8,900 ft) above sea level, and is mildly toxic.

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Fruit of Leptecophylla juniperina (Ericaceae)
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Leptecophylla juniperina is a species of flowering plant in the family Ericaceae. The species is native to New Zealand and the Australian states of Tasmania and Victoria. The plant's fruit is edible, raw or cooked. Plants grow best in areas with moderate winters and cool moist summers.

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Flower of Pelargonium graveolens (Geraniaceae)
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Pelargonium graveolens is a species in the Pelargonium genus, which is indigenous to various parts of southern Africa, and in particular South Africa. It is cultivated on a large scale and its foliage is distilled for its scent. P. graveolens cultivars have a wide variety of smells, including rose, citrus, mint, coconut and nutmeg, as well as various fruits.

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Flower of Polemonium reptans
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Polemonium reptans is a flowering plant in the genus Polemonium, native to eastern North America. Common names include Abscess Root, Creeping or Spreading Jacob's Ladder, False Jacob's Ladder, American Greek Valerian, Blue bells, Stairway to Heaven, and Sweatroot.

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