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kylemoolman
kylemoolman
  April 11, 2013
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lowemal
lowemal
bigberry manzanita
  bigberry manzanita December 05, 2012
This plant is small tree or shrub usually around waist to shoulder hight but can grow as tall 25 feet, with small gray/green leaves with waxy like coating. a very unique characteristic of this plant is its deep red bark (that some rodents cant get enough of), it is a beautiful plant thats bark has a wonderful smooth feeling. some native american tribes used this plant as a dried snack, and the cut the apical meristem of this plant along with the fruit and flower and made a nice tea like dr bigberry manzanita
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sweetiemagic
sweetiemagic
Amaryllis
  Amaryllis September 08, 2012
Amaryllis
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Producer
Producer
Sedum
  Sedum July 25, 2012
Sedum
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Esselean
Esselean
Jade plant
  Jade plant July 21, 2012
Jade plant
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forager
forager
Streambank Hollyhock
  Streambank Hollyhock July 09, 2012
Streambank Hollyhock
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Producer
Producer
Willow Gaura
  Willow Gaura June 12, 2012
Willow Gaura
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Mitchito
Mitchito
Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'
  Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' June 04, 2012
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Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'
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davidberkeley
davidberkeley
Kwanzan cherry tree
  Kwanzan cherry tree April 25, 2012
Kwanzan cherry tree
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WildFlowerLover
WildFlowerLover
Lungwort
  Lungwort February 21, 2012
Lungwort
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Hen and Chicks Flower
  Hen and Chicks Flower July 08, 2011
These are great garden plants because they can handle freezing temperatures, and drought. Hen and Chicks Flower
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Hemp Dogbane
  Hemp Dogbane June 26, 2011
a hyperaccumulator used to sequester lead in its biomass. used as a source of fiber by Native Americans, to make hunting nets, fishing lines, clothing, and twine. Apocynum cannabinum Hemp Dogbane
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JasmineCubana
JasmineCubana
Frangipani
  Frangipani May 14, 2011
Frangipani
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Carambola Starfruit
  Carambola Starfruit March 25, 2011
The fruit is entirely edible, including the slightly waxy skin. The flesh is crunchy, firm, and extremely juicy. The texture is similar in consistency to grapes. Carambolas are best consumed when ripe, when they are yellow with a light shade of green. They will also have brown ridges at the five edges and feel firm. Overripe starfruit will be yellow with brown spots and can become soggier in consistency. Ripe carambolas are sweet without being overwhelming, and has a tart, sour undertone. The ta Carambola Starfruit
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Lychee Fruit
  Lychee Fruit March 25, 2011
The fresh fruit has a delicate, whitish pulp with a perfume flavor that is lost in canning, so the fruit is mostly eaten fresh. The outside of the fruit is covered by a pink-red, roughly-textured rind that is inedible but easily removed to expose a layer of sweet, translucent white flesh. The Lychee contains on average a total 72 mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit.[10] On average nine lychee fruits would meet an adultís daily recommended Vitamin C requirement. A cup of Lychee fruit provides Lychee Fruit
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yutongshi
yutongshi
spanish blue-bells
  spanish blue-bells November 25, 2010
spanish blue-bells
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cynthialou587
cynthialou587
Cyclamen
  Cyclamen September 25, 2010
Cyclamen
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Biocentric333
Biocentric333
Pink Azalea
  Pink Azalea September 20, 2010
According to Wikipedia "Azalea plants are very toxic to equines, sheep and goats, but cause no problems in cats or dogs." Their blossoms are also used in a traditional Korean grape wine called Tugyonju. [[]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azalea[[]] [[]]http://www.azaleas.org/azxintro.html[[]] Pink Azalea
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texasgardner
texasgardner
Plumeria
  Plumeria September 11, 2010
Plumeria
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Thunder
Thunder
Bellflower
  Bellflower July 09, 2010
Cultivation: These plants should be planted in fertile, moist, but well-drained soil in a sunny or partially shaded position, 12 to 18 inches apart. The young leaves of C. persicifolia 'Telham Beauty' is susceptible to attack by slugs. C. Glomerata 'Superba' should be divided and replanted often to keep it growing actively. Some of these plants may need to be supported with stakes or some other device. All blooms should be picked off as soon as they've faded to encourage a longer flowering perio Bellflower
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Feild Bindweed
  Feild Bindweed June 29, 2010
Field bindweed is a native of Europe and western Asia and was first documented in the United States in 1739 in Virginia. The plant most likely arrived in the United States as a contaminant in farm and garden seeds. Field bindweed was reported in Pennsylvania in 1812 and Maine in 1824. The plant rapidly spread westward after completion of the railroad and appeared in Kansas by 1877. Field bindweed infested all of the western states by 1900. Medicinal Uses: The root, and also a resin made from th Feild Bindweed
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Pink Rose
  Pink Rose June 25, 2010
Pink Rose
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Thunder
Garlic
  Garlic June 22, 2010
Folk cures with garlic have been used to battle everything from insomnia to seizures. Garlic is mentioned in the Bible and the Talmud. Hippocrates, Galen, Pliny the Elder, and Dioscorides all mention the use of garlic for many conditions, including parasites, respiratory problems, poor digestion, and low energy. Its use in China was first mentioned in A.D. Medicinal Uses: The use of garlic in treatment of conditions such as cancer, diabetes and stroke are being conducted more and more as public Garlic
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White Campion
  White Campion June 21, 2010
Members of the genus Silene were used in Elizabethan England to make a concoction with sugar and wine. This mixture was supposed to be soothing to the heart. The roots were used as worm medicine. Cultivation: Full or partial sun, mesic conditions, and a fertile loamy soil are preferred. This plant develops quickly from seed and can become 3' tall in fertile soil, although it is usually smaller Propagation: By seed Other Notes: The root is used as a soap substitute for washing clothes etc. The White Campion
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Thunder
Rose of Sharon
  Rose of Sharon June 21, 2010
Rose of Sharon was first introduced into North America before 1600. Medicinal Uses: The leaves are diuretic, expectorant and stomachic. A decoction of the flowers is diuretic, ophthalmic and stomachic. It is also used in the treatment of itch and other skin diseases, dizziness and bloody stools accompanied by much gas. A decoction of the root bark is antiphlogistic, demulcent, emollient, febrifuge, haemostatic and vermifuge. It is used in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, abdominal pain, le Rose of Sharon
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Lace-Cap Hydrangea
  Lace-Cap Hydrangea June 21, 2010
Medicinal Uses: The leaves, roots and flowers are antimalarial, antitussive and diuretic. They are said to be a more potent antimalarial than quinine, due to the presence of an alkaloid Diuretic, cathartic, tonic. The decoction is said to have been used with great advantage by the Cherokee Indians, and later, by the settlers, for calculous diseases. It does not cure stone in the bladder, but, as demonstrated to the medical profession by Dr. S. W. Butler, of Burlington, N.J., it removes gravelly Lace-Cap Hydrangea
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Ladyís Thumb
  Ladyís Thumb June 19, 2010
Medicinal Uses: Cherokee Drug (Analgesic): Decoction mixed with meal and used as poultice for pain. (Dermatological Aid): Crushed leaves rubbed on poison ivy. (Urinary Aid): Infusion taken for "gravel." Chippewa Drug (Analgesic): Decoction of leaves and flowers taken for stomach pain. (Gastrointestinal Aid): Simple or compound decoction of flowers and leaves taken for stomach pain. Iroquois Drug (Antirheumatic (External): Decoction of plant used as a foot and leg soak for rheumatism. ( Ladyís Thumb
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Red Shrimp Plant
  Red Shrimp Plant June 19, 2010
Cultivation: Shrimp plant does well in full to part sun. Shrimp plant likes a fertile, well drained soil; water generously in hot weather to keep plant looking fresh. USDA Zone 8-11. Shrimp plant is killed to the ground by hard frosts but usually recovers quickly when warm weather returns Propagation: Start new plants from stem cuttings in spring or by division of clumps Stem cuttings with bottom heat in the spring. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings in a mixture of moist peat and pe Red Shrimp Plant
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Pink Rockfoil
  Pink Rockfoil June 17, 2010
Pink Rockfoil
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Thunder
Moth Mullein
  Moth Mullein June 16, 2010
Cultivation: Moth Mullein is an adaptable plant that usually grows in full sunlight, moist to dry conditions, and rather poor soil that contains gravel or clay. In dry poor soil, this plant can be rather small, while at sites with fertile soil and more moisture it can become rather large. Propagation: This plant is easy to grow from seed and produces huge quantities of it. Medicinal Uses: There is some evidence it may be useful as a pain-killing narcotic, but more research is needed Other Not Moth Mullein
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