Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tropaeolum majus


Classification of Tropaeolum majus

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum
Species: T. majus
Binomial name
Tropaeolum majus

A beautiful and showy annual; leaves having a form of a buckler and the flowers resemble an empty helmet.
There are many varieties. Some are dwarf, some are more or less climbing, producing flowers of various shades, pale straw - colour, orange, scarlet, dark crimson, spotted and striped. Propagated by seeds. A native of South America.

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