Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica (Wikipedia)

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Nandina
N. domestica
Binomial name
Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica (/nænˈdnə/ nan-DEE-nə) commonly known as nandina, heavenly bamboo or sacred bamboo, is a species of flowering plant in the family Berberidaceae, native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Nandina. It is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant since it has a number of cultivars that display bright-red fall foliage in the cool months with attractive new foliage growth in spring.

Nandina is derived from the Japanese name, nanten.Domestica means ‘domesticated’, or ‘of the household’.

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