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1 Fairy - - - -, all-too vig­or­ous float­ing pond plant of the azolla genus (4) 4 Brass but­tons – yel­low-flow­ered an­nual pond mar­ginal, - - - - - - coronopi­fo­lia (6) 7 Botan­i­cal name for mint genus (6) 8 Nerium ole­an­der cul­ti­var, - - - of Capri, ten­der flow­er­ing shrub (4) 9 Diminu­tive name for el­iz­a­beth shared with a white/pink mag­no­lia cul­ti­var (5) 11 Bromp­ton - - - - - or Matthi­ola in­cana, a fra­grant, woody-stemmed bi­en­nial (5) 12 Shrub of the wil­low fam­ily that in­cludes boxleaf mi­cro­phylla (5) 14 Juicy stone fruit of which ‘Pere­grine’ and ‘rochester’ are cul­ti­vars (5) 17 Pur­plish-pink rhodo­den­dron cul­ti­var named for an Ar­gyll­shire ferry port (4) 18 Greek god­dess of wis­dom lend­ing her name to a pur­ple-tinged white mag­no­lia (6) 20 Rosa dam­a­s­cena or - - - - - - rose, a ma­jor source of at­tar of roses (6) 21 Prickly - - - -, com­mon name for op­un­tia genus of the cac­tus fam­ily (4)

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2 Leu­can­the­mum vul­gare or - - - - daisy, sum­mer meadow wildflower (5) 3 Young onion bulb planted as an al­ter­na­tive to seed (3) 4 Malus sylvestris, - - - - ap­ple with of­ten sour fruit used to make a jelly (4) 5 Pur­ple flower of the cir­sium genus, na­tional em­blem of Scot­land (7) 6 Any one of the sweet-smelling trees or shrubs of the sy­ringa genus (5) 10 Bluish-pur­ple shade-tol­er­ant an­nual called clown or wish­bone flower (7) 13 Black-and-white striped equine beast lend­ing its name to an aphe­landra (5) 15 Genus name of the trop­i­cal, bright­bloomed, lush-leaved In­dian shot (5) 16 Pro­tec­tive outer cov­er­ing of a tree, sil­very-white in some birches (4) 19 Bright red or or­ange rose fruit (3)

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