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Groundsel

Groundsel, or ragwort, common names for plants of genus Senecio, family Compositae or Asteraceae.

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Hawthorn

Hawthorn, small, deciduous tree or shrub of genus Crataegus, family Rosaceae (rose).

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Hemlock

The Hemlock is an evergreen conifer, genus Tsuga, of the pine family (Pinaceae).

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Herbarium

A herbarium (Lat herba, "herb," formerly any medicinal plant) is a collection of dried specimens of plants mounted on sheets of heavy paper and stored in cabinets or bound in book form, as well as the building that houses such a collection.

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Herbs

Herbs and spices differ largely by usage. Spices are normally more aromatic than herbs, and are often of tropical origin. They may consist of seeds, bark, flower buds, fruits, etc. Herbs are usually leafy and locally grown, and their use extends far back into history.

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Historic Gardens

 Gardens can be viewed, studied and understood as cultural landscapes. Their aesthetic, horticultural, historic and environmental richness as well as their evocative power excite wonder and delight.

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Holly

Holly, common name for shrub of the holly family Aquifoliaceae. The true hollies belong to genus Ilex, comprising some 400 species worldwide, mostly in Central and South America.

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Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle, common name for plants, usually woodland shrubs, of genus Lonicera, family Caprifoliaceae.

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Horsetail

Horsetail, perennial plant of genus Equisetum, the only living representative of the very ancient and primitive class Sphenopsida.

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Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora), a perennial plant, is the only native species of genus Monotropa found in Canada.

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Irish Moss

Irish moss is Canada's most valuable commercial seaweed. Originally used in blancmanges and milk jellies, it is still available in "natural food" stores. The dried plants are used to clarify beers, wines, coffee and honey.

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Juniper

Junipers are evergreen conifers and comprise the genus Juniperus of the cypress family (Cupressaceae).

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Lady's Slipper

Lady's Slipper, common name for some members of the orchid family in which modified petals (labella) fold inward to make the toe of the "slipper."

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Larch

Larch is the Latin name for conifers of genus Larix of the pine family (Pinaceae). All 10-12 species of Larix grow in the Northern Hemisphere; 3 are in Canada.

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Legume

Leguminosae or Fabaceae is the third-largest family of flowering plants, containing up to 650 genera and 18 000 species. Over 4000 species are native to North America, most being members of the bean subfamily, occurring as scattered, secondary components of native vegetation.

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Lichen

The more conspicuous lichens are foliose, lobed or leafy with distinct upper and lower surfaces; or fruticose, hanging like black or yellow hair from trees or shrubby and erect on the ground. Crustose lichens form a thin crust over rocks or bark and are conspicuous only if brightly coloured.

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Lilies

Lilies (1996). The effortless shifts between the 2 settings - a Montréal prison in 1952 and a rural Québec town in 1912 - produce a magical, dreamlike atmosphere, one that inspires viewers to believe that anything can happen.

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Lily

Lily, common name for members of genus Lilium of the lily family (Liliaceae).

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Liverwort

Liverwort, small terrestrial plant belonging, with mosses and hornworts, to division Bryophyta.