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30+ Different Types of Lavender (And Other Varieties)

30+ Different Types of Lavender (And Other Varieties)

Lavender is a highly popular plant thanks to its rich, calming aroma. The plant has been cultivated for hundreds of years and is used in a variety of ways, but it’s mainly known for its fragrant flowers and leaves. It’s a perfect plant to use in aromatic herb gardens,...

read more
15 Different Arborvitae Types, Varieties, and Care

15 Different Arborvitae Types, Varieties, and Care

Arborvitae trees are a favorite of residential and commercial landscapers across cold and temperate climates in North America. You’ve certainly seen arborvitae trees walking around your city or neighborhood, where they are planted as privacy hedges or landscaping...

read more
20+ Types of Oak Tree (Different Species of Oak Trees)

20+ Types of Oak Tree (Different Species of Oak Trees)

Oak trees are beloved and well-recognized trees around the globe. With over 500 living species, interesting facts and relationships are as abundant as the squirrel-forgot acorns beneath the ground. Today we'll be exploring different types of oak trees, detailing their...

read more
How to Care For Your Money Tree Plant (Full Care Guide)

How to Care For Your Money Tree Plant (Full Care Guide)

With large palmate leaves giving off a tropical vibe combined with a cleverly braided trunk, the money tree is more than just a symbol of prosperity. It’s a beautiful (and quite popular) houseplant. Additionally, it is known to be one of the easiest indoor trees. Here...

read more
15 Different Types of Coconuts (Dwarf, White, and More!)

15 Different Types of Coconuts (Dwarf, White, and More!)

When one thinks of a tropical beach, they usually picture a palm tree hanging over clear blue water. Indeed, coconut palms are common sights on tropical beaches around the world. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, coconut palms bear fruit abundantly, and coconut...

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100+ Different Types of Bushes and Shrubs

100+ Different Types of Bushes and Shrubs

Bushes and shrubs are woody, perennial plants that can take a variety of shapes, colors, and forms. The difference between a shrub and a tree is rather ambiguous. In fact, some trees have “dwarf” varieties that look much more like a bush than a tree. In general, a...

read more
50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

Just like pictures, paintings, and art, indoor house plants add an interesting flavor to any room. Unlike paintings or pictures, though, plants add life to your home and can even purify your air. Identifying which plans will work best in your home can be difficult,...

read more
15+ Different Types of Redbud Trees (All Varieties)

15+ Different Types of Redbud Trees (All Varieties)

A redbud tree is a small, deciduous tree or shrub in the genus Cercis. Found in the pea family (Fabaceae) along with legumes and beans, redbuds have the flower and seedpod forms that are typical for the family.    Redbud species are native to temperate zones...

read more
15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

Lantanas are flowering shrubs and members of the plant genus Lantana (pronounced lan-TAYN-uh). Known for having plentiful, showy flowers and long blooming season lantana plants will spruce up any garden with perennial blooms. Not only that, but they are extremely low...

read more
40+ Different Types of Moths (Everything Moth Species)

40+ Different Types of Moths (Everything Moth Species)

Moths are much more interesting than you may think. They can be gorgeous, colorful, massive, and important pollinators. They can also be huge pests, harming agriculture and forestry. It would take many lifetimes to learn everything there is to know about moths,...

read more
20+ Types of Thank You Flowers

20+ Types of Thank You Flowers

When you want to show appreciation for someone, the gift of flowers always seems appropriate. And it’s true that any type of flower will have an impact. However, there are certain types of flowers that are associated with gratitude. If you need a reason to express...

read more
15 Different Types of Coconuts (Dwarf, White, and More!)

15 Different Types of Coconuts (Dwarf, White, and More!)

When one thinks of a tropical beach, they usually picture a palm tree hanging over clear blue water. Indeed, coconut palms are common sights on tropical beaches around the world. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, coconut palms bear fruit abundantly, and coconut...

read more
40+ Different Types of Moths (Everything Moth Species)

40+ Different Types of Moths (Everything Moth Species)

Moths are much more interesting than you may think. They can be gorgeous, colorful, massive, and important pollinators. They can also be huge pests, harming agriculture and forestry. It would take many lifetimes to learn everything there is to know about moths,...

read more
13 Different Types of Cedar Trees (All Cedar Tree Varieties)

13 Different Types of Cedar Trees (All Cedar Tree Varieties)

Cedar trees are a beloved and well-known type of tree. And while there is often confusion between common and botanical names between the types, there is no debate on how beautiful and useful these trees are. Cedars have supported communities as we've evolved,...

read more
50+ Types of Ferns (Indoor and Outdoor Species of Ferns)

50+ Types of Ferns (Indoor and Outdoor Species of Ferns)

By definition, a fern is a vascular, flowerless plant with leafy fronds that produce spores for reproduction. Whether they add depth and dark green accents to your garden, spruce up a terrarium, or just remind you of scenes from Jurassic Park, ferns are truly...

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Interesting Plants Found in Temperate Deciduous Forests

Interesting Plants Found in Temperate Deciduous Forests

There are some incredibly interesting plants found in temperate deciduous forests. Historically, these forests covered a vast expanse across the northern hemisphere, including the eastern parts of North America, Europe, and a huge swath of Asia. Although the amount of...

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15 Different Eucalyptus Tree Types (And Classifications)

15 Different Eucalyptus Tree Types (And Classifications)

Life History of the Eucalyptus Genus Eucalyptus trees, also known by its common name, gum trees, are almost entirely Australian. Indeed, these are the trees that koalas eat and spend their lives in. In fact, only a few of the 700+ species recognized by science live...

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Borage Flower (Starflower) Gardening Tips and Uses

Borage Flower (Starflower) Gardening Tips and Uses

Borage flowers provide delightful splashes of blue for your garden. They attract loads of pollinators, have edible leaves and flowers, and are a medicinal herb. All around, borage, also sometimes called starflower, is a top choice for gardeners around the world. It is...

read more
Bees and Agriculture: A Love Story

Bees and Agriculture: A Love Story

If you remember much from elementary school, you know bees are important. One of planet earth’s beloved beneficial pollinators, these busybodies transfer pollen between plants, increase yields of crops and create the tantalizingly sweet and earthy elixir known as...

read more
How to Use Andrographis (For Health Benefits)

How to Use Andrographis (For Health Benefits)

When it comes to preventative health care and holistic remedies, plants continue to shape our perspective on surviving and thriving. Through millennia, our scientific understanding of medicine and treatment has made wild leaps and bounds. All progress is deeply rooted...

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New Guinea Is the World’s Richest Island for Plants

New Guinea Is the World’s Richest Island for Plants

A new study has revealed that New Guinea has the most plant diversity of any island in the world. The discovery has been made by a team of experts including Professor Michael Sundue from the University of Vermont (UVM). The results of the study show that New Guinea...

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Top 5 Most Beautiful Cactus Flowers

Top 5 Most Beautiful Cactus Flowers

Having become one of the most popular house plants, often because of their purported ease to care for, there’s another reason to appreciate these funky plants. In contrast to their globular shapes and spikey flesh, cactus flowers display an unparalleled beauty. Beyond...

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7 Beautiful Flowering Trees and How to Identify Them

7 Beautiful Flowering Trees and How to Identify Them

Flowering trees are everywhere - on the sidewalk, in your backyard, in parks, and deep in the forest! Flowering trees are types of angiosperms, a group of plants characterized by bearing flowers and fruit. These traits are not shared by gymnosperms, which include...

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Helpful Tips for Tree Leaf Identification

Helpful Tips for Tree Leaf Identification

Just like how knowing the names of neighbors makes you feel part of a community, identifying the trees in your yard or on nature hikes can similarly make you feel more connected to your local landscapes. But how do you start identifying trees? Botanists use everything...

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Easy-to-Understand Angiosperm Lifecycle Example

Easy-to-Understand Angiosperm Lifecycle Example

Angiosperm lifecycles - sounds a bit intimidating if you’re not an aspiring biology teacher. No need to worry. Let’s break it down with some definitions and easy-to-understand examples. Before long, you might even become a neighborhood expert at spotting angiosperms...

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20+ Types of Oak Tree (Different Species of Oak Trees)

20+ Types of Oak Tree (Different Species of Oak Trees)

Oak trees are beloved and well-recognized trees around the globe. With over 500 living species, interesting facts and relationships are as abundant as the squirrel-forgot acorns beneath the ground. Today we'll be exploring different types of oak trees, detailing their...

read more
100+ Different Types of Bushes and Shrubs

100+ Different Types of Bushes and Shrubs

Bushes and shrubs are woody, perennial plants that can take a variety of shapes, colors, and forms. The difference between a shrub and a tree is rather ambiguous. In fact, some trees have “dwarf” varieties that look much more like a bush than a tree. In general, a...

read more
50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

Just like pictures, paintings, and art, indoor house plants add an interesting flavor to any room. Unlike paintings or pictures, though, plants add life to your home and can even purify your air. Identifying which plans will work best in your home can be difficult,...

read more
15+ Different Types of Redbud Trees (All Varieties)

15+ Different Types of Redbud Trees (All Varieties)

A redbud tree is a small, deciduous tree or shrub in the genus Cercis. Found in the pea family (Fabaceae) along with legumes and beans, redbuds have the flower and seedpod forms that are typical for the family.    Redbud species are native to temperate zones...

read more
15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

Lantanas are flowering shrubs and members of the plant genus Lantana (pronounced lan-TAYN-uh). Known for having plentiful, showy flowers and long blooming season lantana plants will spruce up any garden with perennial blooms. Not only that, but they are extremely low...

read more
13 Different Types of Cedar Trees (All Cedar Tree Varieties)

13 Different Types of Cedar Trees (All Cedar Tree Varieties)

Cedar trees are a beloved and well-known type of tree. And while there is often confusion between common and botanical names between the types, there is no debate on how beautiful and useful these trees are. Cedars have supported communities as we've evolved,...

read more
30 Different Types of Lemons (All Lemon Varieties)

30 Different Types of Lemons (All Lemon Varieties)

Lemons have an extremely large number of uses. Their juice is used in drinks and desserts; their rind is used whole as a garnish; they can be distilled for their lemon oil. According to the National Agriculture Statistical Service, the United States farms roughly...

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33+ Different Types of Peonies (and Peony Classifications)

33+ Different Types of Peonies (and Peony Classifications)

Peonies are a tried-and-true favorite of gardeners in temperate areas around the globe. They make bright, good-smelling, large flowers that hold up well in vases. What’s not to love? Peonies are so lovely that many people even choose them as wedding flowers. They are...

read more
Is Garlic Mustard Edible? How to Prepare It

Is Garlic Mustard Edible? How to Prepare It

Garlic mustard is an herbaceous plant native to Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe. In North America, it’s a common weed that invades ecosystems and chokes out the native flora. Garlic mustard is also edible. In fact, it’s one of the oldest spices used in Europe....

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PlantSnap Loves Australia and New Zealand!

PlantSnap Loves Australia and New Zealand!

PlantSnap is deepening our roots in the Southern Hemisphere! Most recently, we've begun working with partners in Australia and New Zealand to help plant lovers identify plant friends! Want to learn about which types of fern are endemic to New Zealand? How about the...

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15+ Different Types of Cherry Trees (Cherry Tree Varieties)

15+ Different Types of Cherry Trees (Cherry Tree Varieties)

Cherry trees can be used in many different ways. Their wood makes for spectacular tables, jewelry boxes, and chests. Their bark has been important to indigenous peoples for its medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Obviously, their varied and delicious fruits can...

read more
20+ Different Holly Tree Types (Full Holly Varieties List)

20+ Different Holly Tree Types (Full Holly Varieties List)

Holly is a plant that permeates pop-culture. Whether you’re singing a holiday classic with your grandmother, walking along some neighborhood hedges, or brewing a cup of Yerba Mate to start your day, holly, also known as the plant genus Ilex, is often nearby when you...

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30+ Different Types of Moss (And Most Common Moss Species)

30+ Different Types of Moss (And Most Common Moss Species)

Moss is a ubiquitous plant that often goes underappreciated and overlooked. As one of the first land plants, moss was able to spread across the entire globe. It's now found on every continent including Antarctica, thanks to its ability to grow in Earth's harshest...

read more
40+ Different Types of Daisies (And What They Look Like)

40+ Different Types of Daisies (And What They Look Like)

Perhaps you’ve been to the plant nursery recently and been intimidated by the huge amount of daisy-like flowers available in the seed section. There are so many different types of daisies!   Or maybe you’ve been walking around your neighborhood and discovering...

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5 Leaf Vine (The Virginia Creeper Vine with 5 Leaves)

5 Leaf Vine (The Virginia Creeper Vine with 5 Leaves)

The 5 leaf vine is a common plant that is native to the eastern part of North America. Its compound leaves and growth form look similar to many other plants that can be found growing near the 5 leaf vine. Specifically, many poisonous plants with irritating foliage...

read more
15 Different Arborvitae Types, Varieties, and Care

15 Different Arborvitae Types, Varieties, and Care

Arborvitae trees are a favorite of residential and commercial landscapers across cold and temperate climates in North America. You’ve certainly seen arborvitae trees walking around your city or neighborhood, where they are planted as privacy hedges or landscaping...

read more
100+ Different Types of Bushes and Shrubs

100+ Different Types of Bushes and Shrubs

Bushes and shrubs are woody, perennial plants that can take a variety of shapes, colors, and forms. The difference between a shrub and a tree is rather ambiguous. In fact, some trees have “dwarf” varieties that look much more like a bush than a tree. In general, a...

read more
40+ Different Types of Moths (Everything Moth Species)

40+ Different Types of Moths (Everything Moth Species)

Moths are much more interesting than you may think. They can be gorgeous, colorful, massive, and important pollinators. They can also be huge pests, harming agriculture and forestry. It would take many lifetimes to learn everything there is to know about moths,...

read more
13 Different Types of Cedar Trees (All Cedar Tree Varieties)

13 Different Types of Cedar Trees (All Cedar Tree Varieties)

Cedar trees are a beloved and well-known type of tree. And while there is often confusion between common and botanical names between the types, there is no debate on how beautiful and useful these trees are. Cedars have supported communities as we've evolved,...

read more
30 Different Types of Lemons (All Lemon Varieties)

30 Different Types of Lemons (All Lemon Varieties)

Lemons have an extremely large number of uses. Their juice is used in drinks and desserts; their rind is used whole as a garnish; they can be distilled for their lemon oil. According to the National Agriculture Statistical Service, the United States farms roughly...

read more
20+ Different Holly Tree Types (Full Holly Varieties List)

20+ Different Holly Tree Types (Full Holly Varieties List)

Holly is a plant that permeates pop-culture. Whether you’re singing a holiday classic with your grandmother, walking along some neighborhood hedges, or brewing a cup of Yerba Mate to start your day, holly, also known as the plant genus Ilex, is often nearby when you...

read more
30+ Different Types of Moss (And Most Common Moss Species)

30+ Different Types of Moss (And Most Common Moss Species)

Moss is a ubiquitous plant that often goes underappreciated and overlooked. As one of the first land plants, moss was able to spread across the entire globe. It's now found on every continent including Antarctica, thanks to its ability to grow in Earth's harshest...

read more
40+ Different Types of Daisies (And What They Look Like)

40+ Different Types of Daisies (And What They Look Like)

Perhaps you’ve been to the plant nursery recently and been intimidated by the huge amount of daisy-like flowers available in the seed section. There are so many different types of daisies!   Or maybe you’ve been walking around your neighborhood and discovering...

read more
5 Leaf Vine (The Virginia Creeper Vine with 5 Leaves)

5 Leaf Vine (The Virginia Creeper Vine with 5 Leaves)

The 5 leaf vine is a common plant that is native to the eastern part of North America. Its compound leaves and growth form look similar to many other plants that can be found growing near the 5 leaf vine. Specifically, many poisonous plants with irritating foliage...

read more
50 Different Types of Roses (How Many Types Are There?)

50 Different Types of Roses (How Many Types Are There?)

Roses are woody plants in the genus Rosa known for their showy flowers. There are over 150 species in the genus and thousands of cultivated hybrids. There are so many different types of roses! But enough numbers, roses are a symbol of romance and beauty! They have...

read more
Holly Leaf History

Holly Leaf History

Holly has integrated itself so well into mainstream culture, you may find yourself wondering how it came to be such a staple. In western society, the often immediate association with holly is the red and green decor of Christmas time, as popularized by the classic...

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Understanding Fungi: Characteristics & Function

Understanding Fungi: Characteristics & Function

Fungi are a fascinating, abundant, and necessary part of our planet. Although they may seem like a basic form of life on our planet, they are actually incredibly complex and there is still a ton we’re learning about them. Many people know fungi just as the mushrooms...

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30+ Different Types of Ivy (And Ivy Varieties)

30+ Different Types of Ivy (And Ivy Varieties)

Unless you are reading this from the Saharan desert, chances are that ivy is somewhere nearby. It grows on office buildings, homes, trees, fences, and bridges. It turns sharp concrete corners of the city into something greener, causing mischief, and is a connective...

read more
100 Different Types of Succulent Plants (and Species)

100 Different Types of Succulent Plants (and Species)

The perfect house plant for an individual lacking a green thumb is a succulent! These desert-loving plants are endemic to many places around the world, and they are generally very easy to take care of. Today, let’s take a deep dive and look at 100 different types of...

read more
50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

Just like pictures, paintings, and art, indoor house plants add an interesting flavor to any room. Unlike paintings or pictures, though, plants add life to your home and can even purify your air. Identifying which plans will work best in your home can be difficult,...

read more
15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

Lantanas are flowering shrubs and members of the plant genus Lantana (pronounced lan-TAYN-uh). Known for having plentiful, showy flowers and long blooming season lantana plants will spruce up any garden with perennial blooms. Not only that, but they are extremely low...

read more
20+ Types of Thank You Flowers

20+ Types of Thank You Flowers

When you want to show appreciation for someone, the gift of flowers always seems appropriate. And it’s true that any type of flower will have an impact. However, there are certain types of flowers that are associated with gratitude. If you need a reason to express...

read more
33+ Different Types of Peonies (and Peony Classifications)

33+ Different Types of Peonies (and Peony Classifications)

Peonies are a tried-and-true favorite of gardeners in temperate areas around the globe. They make bright, good-smelling, large flowers that hold up well in vases. What’s not to love? Peonies are so lovely that many people even choose them as wedding flowers. They are...

read more
15+ Different Types of Cherry Trees (Cherry Tree Varieties)

15+ Different Types of Cherry Trees (Cherry Tree Varieties)

Cherry trees can be used in many different ways. Their wood makes for spectacular tables, jewelry boxes, and chests. Their bark has been important to indigenous peoples for its medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Obviously, their varied and delicious fruits can...

read more
40+ Different Types of Daisies (And What They Look Like)

40+ Different Types of Daisies (And What They Look Like)

Perhaps you’ve been to the plant nursery recently and been intimidated by the huge amount of daisy-like flowers available in the seed section. There are so many different types of daisies!   Or maybe you’ve been walking around your neighborhood and discovering...

read more
50 Different Types of Roses (How Many Types Are There?)

50 Different Types of Roses (How Many Types Are There?)

Roses are woody plants in the genus Rosa known for their showy flowers. There are over 150 species in the genus and thousands of cultivated hybrids. There are so many different types of roses! But enough numbers, roses are a symbol of romance and beauty! They have...

read more
How to Get Your Yucca Plant to Flower

How to Get Your Yucca Plant to Flower

Yucca is a common succulent closely related to agaves. There are over 40 species of the spiky plant that grow throughout North America including the US, Mexico, and even one species in Canada! Additionally, they are common in parts of Central America and the...

read more
St. John’s Wort Uses And Gardening Tips

St. John’s Wort Uses And Gardening Tips

Cheery yellow blooms and powerful medicinal properties make St. John’s Wort a beloved plant in any herbalist garden. Botanically known as Hypericum perforatum, this plant is native to parts of Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. Today it can be found all over the...

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Borage Flower (Starflower) Gardening Tips and Uses

Borage Flower (Starflower) Gardening Tips and Uses

Borage flowers provide delightful splashes of blue for your garden. They attract loads of pollinators, have edible leaves and flowers, and are a medicinal herb. All around, borage, also sometimes called starflower, is a top choice for gardeners around the world. It is...

read more
A Gardener’s Guide to Perennial Identification

A Gardener’s Guide to Perennial Identification

As a plant geek and gardener, I get asked 'what are perennials?' all the time. Usually, plant identification is tricky and full of inconsistencies and surprises. Luckily, perennial identification is straightforward. The concept of a perennial plant is easy to grasp!...

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Bees and Agriculture: A Love Story

Bees and Agriculture: A Love Story

If you remember much from elementary school, you know bees are important. One of planet earth’s beloved beneficial pollinators, these busybodies transfer pollen between plants, increase yields of crops and create the tantalizingly sweet and earthy elixir known as...

read more
5 of the Most Poisonous Tropical Rainforest Plants

5 of the Most Poisonous Tropical Rainforest Plants

Plants, unlike animals, can’t run or hide when predators come looking for food. Instead, many plants have evolved to be extremely poisonous. Poisonous plants have evolved chemical defenses to make their leaves unpalatable to potential herbivores. The leaves can simply...

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Best Echinacea Uses (And Where to Find It)

Best Echinacea Uses (And Where to Find It)

Echinacea, also known as coneflower, may be the most widely used herbal plant native to the United States. Even folks who know nothing about herbalism have likely heard of echinacea. Indigenous peoples use echinacea for a variety of illnesses and have for hundreds of...

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30+ Different Types of Lavender (And Other Varieties)

30+ Different Types of Lavender (And Other Varieties)

Lavender is a highly popular plant thanks to its rich, calming aroma. The plant has been cultivated for hundreds of years and is used in a variety of ways, but it’s mainly known for its fragrant flowers and leaves. It’s a perfect plant to use in aromatic herb gardens,...

read more
15 Different Arborvitae Types, Varieties, and Care

15 Different Arborvitae Types, Varieties, and Care

Arborvitae trees are a favorite of residential and commercial landscapers across cold and temperate climates in North America. You’ve certainly seen arborvitae trees walking around your city or neighborhood, where they are planted as privacy hedges or landscaping...

read more
How to Care For Your Money Tree Plant (Full Care Guide)

How to Care For Your Money Tree Plant (Full Care Guide)

With large palmate leaves giving off a tropical vibe combined with a cleverly braided trunk, the money tree is more than just a symbol of prosperity. It’s a beautiful (and quite popular) houseplant. Additionally, it is known to be one of the easiest indoor trees. Here...

read more
50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

Just like pictures, paintings, and art, indoor house plants add an interesting flavor to any room. Unlike paintings or pictures, though, plants add life to your home and can even purify your air. Identifying which plans will work best in your home can be difficult,...

read more
15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

Lantanas are flowering shrubs and members of the plant genus Lantana (pronounced lan-TAYN-uh). Known for having plentiful, showy flowers and long blooming season lantana plants will spruce up any garden with perennial blooms. Not only that, but they are extremely low...

read more
Top 15 Plants for a DIY Nursery

Top 15 Plants for a DIY Nursery

Plant nurseries are places where plants are propagated and grown to a certain age or size. Just like a nursery fosters and nurtures children, plant nurseries do the same for young plants! If you are a hobby gardener, starting a DIY nursery is a great way to take your...

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33+ Different Types of Peonies (and Peony Classifications)

33+ Different Types of Peonies (and Peony Classifications)

Peonies are a tried-and-true favorite of gardeners in temperate areas around the globe. They make bright, good-smelling, large flowers that hold up well in vases. What’s not to love? Peonies are so lovely that many people even choose them as wedding flowers. They are...

read more
15+ Different Types of Cherry Trees (Cherry Tree Varieties)

15+ Different Types of Cherry Trees (Cherry Tree Varieties)

Cherry trees can be used in many different ways. Their wood makes for spectacular tables, jewelry boxes, and chests. Their bark has been important to indigenous peoples for its medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Obviously, their varied and delicious fruits can...

read more
Perennial Vegetables to Grow in North America

Perennial Vegetables to Grow in North America

Imagine harvesting fresh veggies from your garden each summer without putting in the effort to start your garden from scratch. Perennial vegetables allow just that! Perennials survive the winter and return to produce again the following summer. Here, we’ve highlighted...

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50+ Types of Ferns (Indoor and Outdoor Species of Ferns)

50+ Types of Ferns (Indoor and Outdoor Species of Ferns)

By definition, a fern is a vascular, flowerless plant with leafy fronds that produce spores for reproduction. Whether they add depth and dark green accents to your garden, spruce up a terrarium, or just remind you of scenes from Jurassic Park, ferns are truly...

read more
30+ Different Types of Ivy (And Ivy Varieties)

30+ Different Types of Ivy (And Ivy Varieties)

Unless you are reading this from the Saharan desert, chances are that ivy is somewhere nearby. It grows on office buildings, homes, trees, fences, and bridges. It turns sharp concrete corners of the city into something greener, causing mischief, and is a connective...

read more
How to Get Your Yucca Plant to Flower

How to Get Your Yucca Plant to Flower

Yucca is a common succulent closely related to agaves. There are over 40 species of the spiky plant that grow throughout North America including the US, Mexico, and even one species in Canada! Additionally, they are common in parts of Central America and the...

read more
30+ Different Types of Lavender (And Other Varieties)

30+ Different Types of Lavender (And Other Varieties)

Lavender is a highly popular plant thanks to its rich, calming aroma. The plant has been cultivated for hundreds of years and is used in a variety of ways, but it’s mainly known for its fragrant flowers and leaves. It’s a perfect plant to use in aromatic herb gardens,...

read more
How to Care For Your Money Tree Plant (Full Care Guide)

How to Care For Your Money Tree Plant (Full Care Guide)

With large palmate leaves giving off a tropical vibe combined with a cleverly braided trunk, the money tree is more than just a symbol of prosperity. It’s a beautiful (and quite popular) houseplant. Additionally, it is known to be one of the easiest indoor trees. Here...

read more
50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

Just like pictures, paintings, and art, indoor house plants add an interesting flavor to any room. Unlike paintings or pictures, though, plants add life to your home and can even purify your air. Identifying which plans will work best in your home can be difficult,...

read more
Different Types of Palm Trees (And Palm Tree Varieties)

Different Types of Palm Trees (And Palm Tree Varieties)

Along the beach, in the humid warmth of a dense forest, swaying in a vivid hammock daydream - palms are an evocative and distinct family of plants. Even if you’ve never been to a tropical region of the planet, chances are you can envision their swaying green fronds...

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100 Different Types of Succulent Plants (and Species)

100 Different Types of Succulent Plants (and Species)

The perfect house plant for an individual lacking a green thumb is a succulent! These desert-loving plants are endemic to many places around the world, and they are generally very easy to take care of. Today, let’s take a deep dive and look at 100 different types of...

read more
A Gardener’s Guide to Neem Oil Uses

A Gardener’s Guide to Neem Oil Uses

Neem oil is something of a panacea for gardeners. Neem oil uses range from killing unwanted insects, to preventing powdery mildew, to getting rid of nematodes. It's a great, natural first line of defense against most of the common garden diseases and pests.  ...

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How To Visit a Plant Nursery Like a Pro

How To Visit a Plant Nursery Like a Pro

So you’re ready to invest in some plants! That’s an exciting place to be and there are endless directions to go. Whether you are starting a brand new garden, filling in a balcony pot, or adding to last year’s landscaping efforts, it’s probably time to head to a...

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Why Do People Love the Rose Flower?

Why Do People Love the Rose Flower?

The rose flower: poets write of it, lovers smell bouquets, gardeners grow it. Arguably the most famous flower in popular culture, roses are displayed on street corners, in artwork, on clothing, and placed carefully in a vase on the kitchen table. The presence of roses...

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The Ultimate Guide to Peace Lily Care

The Ultimate Guide to Peace Lily Care

Peace lilies are wonderful house plants for anyone. From beginners with no experience to people with enough plants to stock a nursery, peace lilies deserve a space in your home. First of all, they are one of the best indoor air cleaning plants. Studies by NASA have...

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Can You Use Aloe Vera for Acne?

Can You Use Aloe Vera for Acne?

Aloe vera is a succulent that is a popular treatment for various skin conditions, particularly sunburns. In addition, people use aloe vera to treat acne. This practice shows some great promise. Studies have found that aloe vera is effective in combination with more...

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What Is the Mosquito Plant?

What Is the Mosquito Plant?

The last time you were at a barbeque or outdoor function did you get eaten alive by mosquitos? If not, there were probably repellants of some kind. Repellants for mosquitos can take many forms. Some are chemical, like bug sprays, Tiki Torches, and ‘foggers.’ Others...

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What Is Plant Therapy?

What Is Plant Therapy?

Plant therapy - it might sound like a new fad, but in fact, the practice is ancient. Engaging with plants can have a relaxing, peaceful effect on many people. For individuals struggling with mental illness and depression, plants can help to generate positive emotions...

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How To Grow Hanging Plants At Home

How To Grow Hanging Plants At Home

You live in an urban landscape. Your workday is long and stressful. You’re trying to come home, throw your keys on the counter, and relax amongst beautiful, luscious hanging plants that make your space beautiful and comfortable to be in. We get it. You might have...

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Carnivorous Plants You Can Keep at Home

Carnivorous Plants You Can Keep at Home

If you’re looking for a unique and interesting houseplant, it’s hard to get more unique than a carnivorous plant. Unlike other plants, carnivorous plants need to “digest” animal or insect matter to get all of their nutrients. Most carnivorous plants are native to...

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What’s So Great About the Jasmine Flower?

What’s So Great About the Jasmine Flower?

Jasmine has been cultivated and prized by humans for millennia. The showy plant is famous for its beautiful white flowers and rich fragrance. Many people have heard of the flower, or maybe even have a friend named Jasmine. But, not many people know of the importance...

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20+ Types of Oak Tree (Different Species of Oak Trees)

20+ Types of Oak Tree (Different Species of Oak Trees)

Oak trees are beloved and well-recognized trees around the globe. With over 500 living species, interesting facts and relationships are as abundant as the squirrel-forgot acorns beneath the ground. Today we'll be exploring different types of oak trees, detailing their...

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100+ Different Types of Bushes and Shrubs

100+ Different Types of Bushes and Shrubs

Bushes and shrubs are woody, perennial plants that can take a variety of shapes, colors, and forms. The difference between a shrub and a tree is rather ambiguous. In fact, some trees have “dwarf” varieties that look much more like a bush than a tree. In general, a...

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50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

Just like pictures, paintings, and art, indoor house plants add an interesting flavor to any room. Unlike paintings or pictures, though, plants add life to your home and can even purify your air. Identifying which plans will work best in your home can be difficult,...

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15+ Different Types of Redbud Trees (All Varieties)

15+ Different Types of Redbud Trees (All Varieties)

A redbud tree is a small, deciduous tree or shrub in the genus Cercis. Found in the pea family (Fabaceae) along with legumes and beans, redbuds have the flower and seedpod forms that are typical for the family.    Redbud species are native to temperate zones...

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15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

15 Different Types of Lantana (All Lantana Varieties)

Lantanas are flowering shrubs and members of the plant genus Lantana (pronounced lan-TAYN-uh). Known for having plentiful, showy flowers and long blooming season lantana plants will spruce up any garden with perennial blooms. Not only that, but they are extremely low...

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13 Different Types of Cedar Trees (All Cedar Tree Varieties)

13 Different Types of Cedar Trees (All Cedar Tree Varieties)

Cedar trees are a beloved and well-known type of tree. And while there is often confusion between common and botanical names between the types, there is no debate on how beautiful and useful these trees are. Cedars have supported communities as we've evolved,...

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30 Different Types of Lemons (All Lemon Varieties)

30 Different Types of Lemons (All Lemon Varieties)

Lemons have an extremely large number of uses. Their juice is used in drinks and desserts; their rind is used whole as a garnish; they can be distilled for their lemon oil. According to the National Agriculture Statistical Service, the United States farms roughly...

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33+ Different Types of Peonies (and Peony Classifications)

33+ Different Types of Peonies (and Peony Classifications)

Peonies are a tried-and-true favorite of gardeners in temperate areas around the globe. They make bright, good-smelling, large flowers that hold up well in vases. What’s not to love? Peonies are so lovely that many people even choose them as wedding flowers. They are...

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Is Garlic Mustard Edible? How to Prepare It

Is Garlic Mustard Edible? How to Prepare It

Garlic mustard is an herbaceous plant native to Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe. In North America, it’s a common weed that invades ecosystems and chokes out the native flora. Garlic mustard is also edible. In fact, it’s one of the oldest spices used in Europe....

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PlantSnap Loves Australia and New Zealand!

PlantSnap Loves Australia and New Zealand!

PlantSnap is deepening our roots in the Southern Hemisphere! Most recently, we've begun working with partners in Australia and New Zealand to help plant lovers identify plant friends! Want to learn about which types of fern are endemic to New Zealand? How about the...

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15+ Different Types of Cherry Trees (Cherry Tree Varieties)

15+ Different Types of Cherry Trees (Cherry Tree Varieties)

Cherry trees can be used in many different ways. Their wood makes for spectacular tables, jewelry boxes, and chests. Their bark has been important to indigenous peoples for its medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Obviously, their varied and delicious fruits can...

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20+ Different Holly Tree Types (Full Holly Varieties List)

20+ Different Holly Tree Types (Full Holly Varieties List)

Holly is a plant that permeates pop-culture. Whether you’re singing a holiday classic with your grandmother, walking along some neighborhood hedges, or brewing a cup of Yerba Mate to start your day, holly, also known as the plant genus Ilex, is often nearby when you...

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30+ Different Types of Moss (And Most Common Moss Species)

30+ Different Types of Moss (And Most Common Moss Species)

Moss is a ubiquitous plant that often goes underappreciated and overlooked. As one of the first land plants, moss was able to spread across the entire globe. It's now found on every continent including Antarctica, thanks to its ability to grow in Earth's harshest...

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40+ Different Types of Daisies (And What They Look Like)

40+ Different Types of Daisies (And What They Look Like)

Perhaps you’ve been to the plant nursery recently and been intimidated by the huge amount of daisy-like flowers available in the seed section. There are so many different types of daisies!   Or maybe you’ve been walking around your neighborhood and discovering...

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5 Leaf Vine (The Virginia Creeper Vine with 5 Leaves)

5 Leaf Vine (The Virginia Creeper Vine with 5 Leaves)

The 5 leaf vine is a common plant that is native to the eastern part of North America. Its compound leaves and growth form look similar to many other plants that can be found growing near the 5 leaf vine. Specifically, many poisonous plants with irritating foliage...

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30+ Different Types of Lavender (And Other Varieties)

30+ Different Types of Lavender (And Other Varieties)

Lavender is a highly popular plant thanks to its rich, calming aroma. The plant has been cultivated for hundreds of years and is used in a variety of ways, but it’s mainly known for its fragrant flowers and leaves. It’s a perfect plant to use in aromatic herb gardens,...

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15 Different Arborvitae Types, Varieties, and Care

15 Different Arborvitae Types, Varieties, and Care

Arborvitae trees are a favorite of residential and commercial landscapers across cold and temperate climates in North America. You’ve certainly seen arborvitae trees walking around your city or neighborhood, where they are planted as privacy hedges or landscaping...

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20+ Types of Oak Tree (Different Species of Oak Trees)

20+ Types of Oak Tree (Different Species of Oak Trees)

Oak trees are beloved and well-recognized trees around the globe. With over 500 living species, interesting facts and relationships are as abundant as the squirrel-forgot acorns beneath the ground. Today we'll be exploring different types of oak trees, detailing their...

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15 Different Types of Coconuts (Dwarf, White, and More!)

15 Different Types of Coconuts (Dwarf, White, and More!)

When one thinks of a tropical beach, they usually picture a palm tree hanging over clear blue water. Indeed, coconut palms are common sights on tropical beaches around the world. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, coconut palms bear fruit abundantly, and coconut...

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50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

50 Indoor House Plants (Best Indoor Plants for Home)

Just like pictures, paintings, and art, indoor house plants add an interesting flavor to any room. Unlike paintings or pictures, though, plants add life to your home and can even purify your air. Identifying which plans will work best in your home can be difficult,...

read more
15+ Different Types of Redbud Trees (All Varieties)

15+ Different Types of Redbud Trees (All Varieties)

A redbud tree is a small, deciduous tree or shrub in the genus Cercis. Found in the pea family (Fabaceae) along with legumes and beans, redbuds have the flower and seedpod forms that are typical for the family.    Redbud species are native to temperate zones...

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20+ Types of Thank You Flowers

20+ Types of Thank You Flowers

When you want to show appreciation for someone, the gift of flowers always seems appropriate. And it’s true that any type of flower will have an impact. However, there are certain types of flowers that are associated with gratitude. If you need a reason to express...

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30 Different Types of Lemons (All Lemon Varieties)

30 Different Types of Lemons (All Lemon Varieties)

Lemons have an extremely large number of uses. Their juice is used in drinks and desserts; their rind is used whole as a garnish; they can be distilled for their lemon oil. According to the National Agriculture Statistical Service, the United States farms roughly...

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Is Garlic Mustard Edible? How to Prepare It

Is Garlic Mustard Edible? How to Prepare It

Garlic mustard is an herbaceous plant native to Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe. In North America, it’s a common weed that invades ecosystems and chokes out the native flora. Garlic mustard is also edible. In fact, it’s one of the oldest spices used in Europe....

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Perennial Vegetables to Grow in North America

Perennial Vegetables to Grow in North America

Imagine harvesting fresh veggies from your garden each summer without putting in the effort to start your garden from scratch. Perennial vegetables allow just that! Perennials survive the winter and return to produce again the following summer. Here, we’ve highlighted...

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10 Surprising Purslane Benefits

10 Surprising Purslane Benefits

Purslane is a common herb that’s renowned for its medicinal benefits. Its scientific name, Portulaca oleracea, literally means “herbal purslane” and describes the plant’s edible and medicinal properties. In fact, humans have been using purslane for millennia, and now...

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Holly Leaf History

Holly Leaf History

Holly has integrated itself so well into mainstream culture, you may find yourself wondering how it came to be such a staple. In western society, the often immediate association with holly is the red and green decor of Christmas time, as popularized by the classic...

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Understanding Fungi: Characteristics & Function

Understanding Fungi: Characteristics & Function

Fungi are a fascinating, abundant, and necessary part of our planet. Although they may seem like a basic form of life on our planet, they are actually incredibly complex and there is still a ton we’re learning about them. Many people know fungi just as the mushrooms...

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