King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

The official flower of South Africa: King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

Sara tree/Cannonball: It will only grow in tropical zones and is very susceptible to frost. Native to rainforest of the Guiana's in Northeastern South America.

Flower from the cannonball tree, aka Sara tree, Couroupita guianensis. A deciduous tree native to Central & South America, also in other countries. The tree is sacred to Hindus and is grown around Shiva temples.

Caribbean lily

Caribbean lily-- Cuban Lily - Giant Squill - Hyacinth of Peru - Peruvian Lily - Scilla peruviana Spain "This is a lovely bulb, great colour, does well in semi shade.

White magnolias /

Delicate and romantic, white magnolia has natural calming effects and moisturizing properties. (Photo by Kari Herer)

Drosera rotundifolia is a species of sundew, a carnivorous plant often found in bogs and marshes.

Drosera rotundifolia is a species of Sundew [Family: Droseraceae] - a carnivorous plant often found in bogs and marshes.

seed pods

The lovely fruits of Akebia quinata, the "chocolate vine." Flowers smell like chocolate and the fruits are gelatinous and sweet. Other parts of the vine are used in Chinese traditional medicine (mu tong).

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