Scaevola  aemula,  Family- Goodenia

Scaevola aemula, Family- Goodenia Scaevola comes from the Latin word for ‘Left handed’, referring to a legendary assassin, Gaius Mucius Scaevola, said to have burnt his right hand off as a show of bravery during the early years of the Roman Republic. You can see why the one handed inference was made, when you view the bright, semicircle of petals this plant boasts. Another species, native to Hawaii, carries with it a legend of a woman brokenheartedly ripping away half of the flower, leaving her false lover to forever search for the other half. This evergreen Australia native is not only showy, but heat and drought tolerant. Its cascading branches make it perfect for hanging baskets, tall c

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