Ranunculaceae: Buttercup Family. This family has about 2,000 species in 50 genera. They are often called the herbaceous counterpart to the Magnoliaceae because of the relatively simple structure of their flowers. Like the magnolias, the buttercups represent a family of plants that have relatively unspecialized floral parts.
Gazania is a member of the tribe Arctotideae and the subtribe Gorteriinae. Within the subtribe it is close to Hirpicium and Gorteria. Many of the species of Gazania are hard to distinguish and the number of species assigned to the genus has varied widely from one author to another.
The Agapanthus or Star of Bethlehem is one of those flowers you just can't get wrong. Beautiful blue - A. africanus (Star of Bethlehem). The Agapanthus plant is a perennial. It is an extremely tough, drought hardy plant, coming from South Africa. There are about 10 different species.
Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle) is a herbaceous perennial plant up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall and up to 24 inches (60 cm) wide, forming a clump of softly hairy, light green leaves with scalloped and toothed edges. Small, bright yellow flowers are borne in large sprays just above the foliage...
Allium roseum (Rosy Garlic) Rosy Garlic, Rosy-Flowered Garlic, Ornamental Onion, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers Allium roseum (Rosy Garlic) is a beautiful sight with its elegant, exquisitely-scented clusters of pale to rich pink, star-shaped flowers forming umbels up to 3 in. wide (7 cm).
The alstroemeria lily was named after the Swedish botanist Clas Alströmer, who brought the seeds to Europe. Recognized by its upside-down, twisty leaves, this feature is how the peruvian lily flower came to be associated with the rollercoaster ride that is friendship: the ups and downs, twists and turns that the most devoted friends stick through.
Sweet alyssum is a groundcover plant with tiny white, pink, cream, or purple flowers. It is classically found in coastal areas, but will grow in most zones during the growing season. Technically a perennial, it is usually grown as an annual in most regions of the United States.