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  Perennial Plant List
Technically, a perennial is any plant that normally lives 3 or more years. Most gardeners, and we at Floridata, think of perennials as herbaceous (as opposed to woody) plants that may or may not die back to the ground in winter. Perennials are often mixed in beds and borders to achieve a more natural look than a formal flowerbed of annuals. Many, especially those that don't die back in winter, are grown in containers.

Kentucky Bright Leaf

tobacco flower Around this time of year farmers here in Kentucky remove the flower buds from the waist-high tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) plants. Sometimes they miss a few, like this on, and the showy, fragrant flowers make an appearance. Click to download a large of version (800x600) of this beautiful burley blossom from my home state of Kentucky (which is also preparing to re-enter the commercial hemp, Cannabis sativa market).

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