Garden Leaves – 1 in a series from A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram [Photo]

In the natural world, flowers get all the attention and I have been guilty of perpetuating that bias here in my own blogs. That said, leaves are amazing, too, so in this series I will highlight the many forms of leaves available out there. — Douglas

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From Wikipedia…

Coleus

was a

genus

of

flowering plants

in the

family

Lamiaceae. In recent classifications, the genus is no longer recognized, and the formerly included species are instead placed in the genera

Plectranthus

and

Solenostemon

.

[1]

[2]

Because the

type species

,

Coleus amboinicus

(

Plectranthus amboinicus

) is now placed in

Plectranthus

,

Coleus

is regarded as a

synonym

of

Plectranthus

. The term “coleus” is often used as a

common name

for species formerly placed in the genus

Coleus

that are cultivated as

ornamental plants

, particularly 

Coleus blumei

(

Plectranthus scutellarioides

), which is popular as a garden plant for its brightly colored foliage.

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