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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Odds and ends - Part 5

A young bromeliad starting to shoot out.
I like the small purple flowers which appear from the center out the front.
There are some very interesting bushes around the gardens with verigated leaves which look pretty.
This is called a Yesterday Today and Tomorrow. A small bush which get flowers of the three different colors on it. It is very sweet smelling and attracts a lot of insects.
A vertigated flower of a Agapanthus Flower - also known as The Lily of the Nile.
...which the bees also love. Several hundred cultivars and hybrids are cultivated as garden and landscape plants.
The bell-shaped flowers of the Australian Fire Tree.

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