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Xerochrysum bracteatum, Helichrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata, Strawflower, Paper Daisy, Everlasting Daisy

Xerochrysum bracteatum, Helichrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata

Strawflower, Paper Daisy, Everlasting Daisy
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Australia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Xerochrysum bracteatum - excellent in dried arrangements, strawflower is also pretty in the garden. It grows as a woody or herbaceous perennial or annual shrub up to a metre (3 ft) tall with green or grey leafy foliage. Golden yellow or white flower heads are produced from spring to autumn; their distinctive feature is the papery bracts that resemble petals.

Xerochrysum bracteatum has proven very adaptable to cultivation. It was propagated and developed in Germany in the 1850s, and annual cultivars in a host of colour forms from white to bronze to purple flowers became available.





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Xerosicyos danguyi, Silver Dollar Plant

Xerosicyos danguyi

Silver Dollar Plant
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Southwestern Madagascar
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Xerosicyos danguyi is a climbing vine with cylindrical stems and thick succulent round leaves up to 2 inches across with long tendrils for climbing. Xerosicyos danguyi need warm to hot temperatures and at least 4 hours of full sun per day with a well-drained soil.





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Xerosicyos pubescens, Zygosicyos pubescens, Xerosicyos

Xerosicyos pubescens, Zygosicyos pubescens

Xerosicyos
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Madagascar
CaudexVine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDeciduous

Xerosicyos pubescens is a dioecious perennial, caudiciform plant, forming a large caudex from which creeper deciduous vines characterized by tendrils emerge. The leaves are lobed, finely hairy, and semi-succulent and die back in the dry season and during prolonged periods of drought.




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Xylia xylocarpa, Burma Ironwood, Pyinkado, Jambu

Xylia xylocarpa

Burma Ironwood, Pyinkado, Jambu
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Vietnam
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

This handsome tree from Vietnam is very conspicuous in the flowering season owing to its bright yellow flowers. X. xylocarpa produces hardwood, and in Vietnam it is classified as an ironwood with its name referring to use in traditional cart making. The seeds of this tree are edible. This tree is considered a medicinal plant in India.



Xylia xylocarpa, Burma Ironwood, Pyinkado, Jambu


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Xylotheca kraussiana

Xylotheca kraussiana

Family: Achariaceae   (Formerly:Flacourtiaceae)
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowers

African shrub or small multi-stemmed tree growing in the sandveld and widely distributed throughout the eastern parts of Southern Africa. Flowers are white with a dense central cluster of yellow anthers and resembling a small white rose. The pulp around the seeds is relished by birds.




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Xylotheca kraussiana - seeds

African shrub or small multi-stemmed tree growing in the sandveld and widely distributed throughout the eastern parts of Southern Africa. Flowers are white with a dense central cluster of yellow anthers and resembling a small white rose. The pulp around the seeds is relished by birds.
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