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Surprise lilies, also known as naked ladies because of their long bare stem.
A rocky shoals spider lily (Hymenocallis coronaria) in Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC.
A seeded eucalyptus (Eucalyptus polyanthemos).
A Seeded eucalyptus (Eucalyptus polyanthemos).
Milkweed in a pasture at a farm near Bennet, Nebraska.
A close up of a shell leaf penstemon (Penstemon grandiflorus) with a black background.
A pod of milkweed broken open to show the seeds in a woman’s hand.
Several milkweed seeds in a woman’s hand.
Wind transports milkweed seeds.
A teenage girl hunts for morel mushrooms.
Landscape with a morel mushroom.
A palm tree at the National Aviary of Colombia.
Steam from an industrial plant glows at night.
Caterpillars of the atala butterfly or coontie hairstreak (Eumaeus atala) at the McGuire Center of the Florida Museum of Natural History.
A Schaus’ Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) drinks nectar from a pentas plant (Pentas lanceolata) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.
A man looks out an office window.
Golden chalice vine or ‘cup of gold’ flower (Solandra maxima) at the Taronga Zoo.
Penta flowers (Pentas lanceolata) at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Key Largo, Florida.
A tree cactus (Pilosocereus bahamensis), an imperiled species found only in Key Largo.
A semaphore cactus, Opuntia leucotricha, a federally-endangered plant species.
A troop of mushrooms nestles on a farm near Walton, NE
An example of an epiphyte plant at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.
Virginia spiraea (Spiraea virginiana) a federally threatened plant species, at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. On the flowers is a ladybug or ladybird beetle (Coccinellidae).
Pu`uka`a (Cyperus trachysanthos), a federally endangered plant species from Hawaii, at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.
A federally threatened Virginia spiraea, Spiraea virginiana.
A Roughbark Lignum-vitae, Guaiacum officianale.
Federally endangered Koki’o Ke’ Oke’o, Hibiscus waimeae ssp. hannerae.
The Tennessee purple coneflower, Echinacea tennesseenisi.
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