Herbaceous plants means

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Herbaceous plants are plants with non-woody stems. Their above-ground growth usually dies back in winter in the temperate zone, even in cases where the plants in question are perennials. All "annual" plants are "herbaceous, " but not all herbaceous plants are annuals. An "annual" is a plant that dies altogether at the end of the growing season, both above the ground and below it. "Perennials, " by contrast, survive the winter, even if their above-ground growth dies back.

Usually, when people speak of "herbaceous" plants, they mean perennials such as peonies and bearded iris. The term thus applied enables us to distinguish such plants from other groups that are, technically, perennial: namely, the trees and shrubs. The latter can be classified as woody perennials, although they are more commonly treated as distinct groups.


Herbaceous plants should be supplemented in a landscape design with trees and shrubs, since they offer no winter interest.
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Info on Talinum

2003-07-03 13:22:27 by pro

Information I gleaned from the USDA plant database: plants.usda.gov/index.html Enter Scientific Name as Talinum
Talinum Adans. - gives you all varieties and maps of where they are present - click on a map to get information for that variety
- Talinum calycinum or parviflorum - most common varieties present in the central states from Texas to Minnesota/Nebraska.
- all varieties native to U.S.
Some common names:
Jewels of Opar (not common but a cool name, no?)
- Herbaceous Perennial, Shrub or Subshrub
- Native to the United States
- Talinum calycinum had a botanical illustration which showed a rhizhome (like an iris)
- Purslane family like Lewisia and Portulaca
- I doubt it is invasive. As a...

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