Plants (P)

Name & image of plant

Plant taxonomy


Pagoda flower

  • The pagoda flower (scientific name: Clerodendrum paniculatum) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clerodendrum
  • It is native to tropical Asia

  • A pagoda structure (common in Southeast Asia), which the pagoda flower resembles in shape

Paper plant

  • The paper plant (scientific name: cyperus papyrus) is a member of the sedge family (Cyperaceae)
  • The stem of the paper plant is still used to make paper
  • It is native to riverbanks in Egypt, Ethiopia, and other parts of the Mediterranean basin

    Papyrus (first known to have been used in Egypt) was made from the pith of the paper plant


  • Periwinkle is the English name for a genus of flowering plants (Vinca) in the family Apocynaceae
  • Periwinkle plants are subshrubs or herbaceous
  • While attractive, periwinkle may be invasive in some regions where they are introduced as species
  • rapid spreading chokes out native plant species and alters habitats

Pitcher plant

  • This pitcher plant is from the genus of tropical pitcher plants that is known as Nepenthes
  • It is also known as a monkey cup, as monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from this plant

  • This plant is carnivorous


  • The pomegranate (scientific name: punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub in the family Lythraceae

  • It has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region
  • It was introduced into Spanish America in the late 16th c and into California by the Spanish settlers in 1769

  • How to cut a pomegranate