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  • Beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) is another garden shrub that has been grown for so long it may seem native but it originated in China.

    Politically Incorrect Gardening

  • Potential vegetation includes the western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), Pacific silver fir (Abies amabilis), and western red cedar series (Thuja plicata).

    Central and Southern Cascades forests

  • So let us conclude with something Ms. Higgins offers from Ovid: ut ameris, amabilis esto; quod tibi non facies solaue forma dabit.

    A More Literary Amour

  • Abies grandis is distinguished from the closely similar A. amabilis by bud scales slightly pubescent or glabrous (vs densely pubescent), upper surface of twigs easily visible (vs concealed by the needles), and variably colored mature seed cones (vs purple).

    Grand fir

  • The subalpine forests are composed of mountain hemlock (T. mertensiana) and amabilis fir, with some yellow cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) and western hemlock in high elevation areas in eastern Vancouver Island.

    Central Pacific coastal forests

  • On Vancouver Island, low-elevation coastal forest cover includes stands of western hemlock, Douglas-fir and amabilis fir (A. amabilis).

    Central Pacific coastal forests

  • The subalpine zone is dominated by forests of mountain hemlock (T. mertensiana) and amabilis fir with some yellow cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis).

    British Columbia mainland coastal forests

  • Ornamental plant collecting, especially for the orchids (Phalaenopsis amabilis and Paphiopedilum argus), pitcher plants (Nepenthes spp.), palms (Veitchia merrillii), and aroids (Amorphophallus spp. and Alocasia spp.) threatens some plant populations.

    Palawan rain forests

  • Low-elevation coastal forests include productive stands of western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), western red cedar (Thuja plicata), and amabilis fir (Abies amabilis).

    British Columbia mainland coastal forests

  • In drier areas, most large trees occur in ancient riverbeds, and the rolling red dunes are sparsely populated by smaller A. erioloba, A. haematoxylon, and B. albitrunca trees, as well as broom bushes (Crotalaria spartioides) and dune reeds (Stipagrostis amabilis).

    Kalahari xeric savanna


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