Botanical name: Scrophulariaceae
Botanical name: Scrophulariaceae
Species of Figwort
Barometerbush are a group of evergreen shrubs famous for their drought tolerance and salt tolerance. Producing showy flowers and maintaining their handsome green foliage all year, several species are popular ornamentals, especially in very arid areas where few other showy plants are able to grow. Barometerbush get their common name for their ability to forecast rain - they often bloom several days in advance of a rainstorm, which are infrequent in their native desert habitats.
Mullein comprise a large group of flowering plants in the figwort family that sport sturdy stems and saucer-shaped flowers. The foliage is fuzzy and has a silvery sheen. Most wild species are found in stony hillsides or open woodlands. As cultivated garden plants, they work well in cottage, gravel, or rock gardens. Mullein are sometimes known as "Beggar's Blanket" because poor people would line their shoes with the leaves for warmth hundreds of years ago.
Myoporum are a small genus that consists of shrubs and small trees. Species of this genus sport deep green, lance-shaped leaves and usually have small, white flowers. Although considered invasives in some areas beyond their native range, these plants are nevertheless popular in horticulture, being planted as ornamental ground cover, as hedgerows, and as windbreaks.
Figworts are comprised of hundreds of individual herbaceous, flowering species. Figworts all share square stems, opposite leaves, and clusters of open, two-lipped flowers. They particularly enjoy open woodland habitats and are providers of an important source of food for rare butterflies and moths, such as the Phymatopus hectoides.
Capraria is a genus of flowering plants in the family Scrophulariaceae.
Butterfly bushes, as their name suggests, regularly attract butterflies wherever they are grown. They produce nectar with high sugar levels, which brings in butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Examples were first imported from China to the UK in the 1890s but they have since been cultivated and grown globally. Their prolific flower spikes reseed easily and become semi-invasive in some areas.
Lionfaces are popular garden plants used to create flowering borders. The flowers are also used to attract butterflies and other pollinators. The numerous species and cultivars provide a wide selection of flower colors, but all species have similarly shaped green leaves. The plants also have a long and prolific summer blooming period.
They are evergreen shrubs often treated as perennials in colder climates. They bear many pendent tubular flowers over a long period in summer, in shades of white, yellow and red. There are currently two species in this genus. They are native to wet slopes and banks in southern Africa.
Diascia is a genus of herbaceous annual and perennial flowering plants of the family Scrophulariaceae. The flowers are borne in loose terminal racemes. The corolla is five-lobed, and normally pink or rose-coloured in the perennial species most commonly seen in cultivation. This genus includes about 70 species. Diascia is native to southern Africa.
Mudworts are annual, largely aquatic plants, found in muddy areas worldwide.
Mask flower is a genus of 12 species of flowering plants in the family Scrophulariaceae. The genus includes both herbaceous and shrubby species. The genus is native to Central and western South America. Mask flowers grow to around 30 to 100 cm tall, and have small, broadly oval, serrated leaves. The red, orange, yellow, white or occasionally blue flowers are borne on a loose terminal raceme.
Drumstick flower is a genus of flowering plants now regarded as being a member of the Scrophulariaceae, the figwort family. The genus is endemic to Southern Africa and includes some described sixty species. Superficially the shape of the flowers is strikingly phlox-like.