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gardengeek
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Grevillea
  Grevillea March 02, 2014
Grevillea
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xfersx
xfersx
Amaranthus Tricolour
  Amaranthus Tricolour August 01, 2013
Amaranthus Tricolour
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Bwmbwm
Bwmbwm
Red Amaranth
  Red Amaranth October 12, 2012
Red Amaranth
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lucybelle
lucybelle
Tiger lily
  Tiger lily July 24, 2012
Tiger lily
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forager
forager
Indian Paintbrush
  Indian Paintbrush July 21, 2012
Indian Paintbrush
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jdeankL7
jdeankL7
Rosemary Grevillea
  Rosemary Grevillea June 15, 2012
Evergreen, resembles pink pearl..not sure as googling that lists it as native Australia, etc.. Rosemary Grevillea
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eftm3
eftm3
Madagascar periwinkle
  Madagascar periwinkle February 22, 2012
Madagascar periwinkle
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Gideon
Gideon
Very pretty flower.
  Very pretty flower. July 21, 2011
Very pretty flower.
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6260
CrookedCreek
CrookedCreek
Oncidium Orchid
  Oncidium Orchid March 12, 2011
Oncidium Orchid
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3632
sakthi15
sakthi15
Chinese Witch Hazel
  Chinese Witch Hazel February 20, 2011
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Chinese Witch Hazel
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tktikara
tktikara
Orange and Red Lantana
  Orange and Red Lantana September 30, 2010
Orange and Red Lantana
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tktikara
tktikara
Small Yellow Flower
  Small Yellow Flower September 28, 2010
Small Yellow Flower
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Yarrow
  Yarrow August 05, 2010
The purple portion of the root from the white yarrow plant is a natural numbing agent when crushed. Native Americans would often chew this portion of the plant if they had painful open sores in their mouth. In Roman times it was called herba militaris and much valued for treating wounds. Medicinal Uses: Yarrow is a very valuable medicinal herb, with much scientific evidence of use in alternative medicine as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenago Yarrow
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Indian Paintbrush
  Indian Paintbrush July 19, 2010
Indian Paintbrush
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Cashew
  Cashew July 14, 2010
It was brought to India and East Africa during the 1400s by Portuguese missionaries. Medicinal Uses: The cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a by-product of processing cashew, is mostly composed of anacardic acids. These acids have been used effectively in vivo against tooth abcesses due to their lethality to gram positive bacteria. They are also active against a wide range of other gram-positive bacteria. Many parts of the plant are used by the Patamona of Gyana medicinally. The bark is scraped and Cashew
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American Witch Hazel
  American Witch Hazel July 12, 2010
Hamamelis virginiana was well known as a medicinal plant by Native Americans. Cherokee, Chippewa, Iroquois, Menominee, Mohegan, and Potowatomi tribes used it as a cold remedy, dermatological aid, febrifuge, gynecological aid, eye medicine, kidney aid, and in other ways (D. E. Moerman 1986). Witch-hazel was subsequently used by the early European settlers in similar ways. A tea of the leaves was employed for a variety of medicinal purposes. The twigs were used as divining rods (water-witching), American Witch Hazel
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Impala Lily
  Impala Lily July 10, 2010
This member of the Apocynaceae family was given this name by Johann Friedrich Klotzsch in 1861. It is found in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland, growing in sandy or other well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The flowers are from white to white and red Cultivation: Adenium multiflorum grows well in warm, well-drained situations where the soil is sandy. In the garden they are not plants for cold or damp areas. They are ideal subjects for a dr Impala Lily
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gardengeek
gardengeek
Red Poppy
  Red Poppy June 30, 2010
Red Poppy
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gardengeek
Parrot's Beak
  Parrot's Beak June 30, 2010
Parrot's Beak
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Crown of Thorns Cactus
  Crown of Thorns Cactus June 30, 2010
Medicinal Uses: Despite its poisonous properties, in the past the latex had been used for medicinal purposes. Veterinary Uses: The latex of some species has been used for arrow poisons and to stupefy fish for capture. Euphorbias are not planted near stocked pools since the exudate from broken roots can be fatal to fish In Lore, Legend, and Life: Wat Phrik in the Phitsanulok District of Phitsanulok Province, Thailand claims to be the home of the world's tallest Christ plant The common names a Crown of Thorns Cactus
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Hibiscus
  Hibiscus June 21, 2010
The hibiscus has had a long history of use in Africa and neighboring tropical countries. Its fragrant flowers have been used in sachets and perfumes. Fiber from H. sabdariffa has been used to fashion rope as a jute substitute and the fleshy red calyx is used in the preparation of teas, drinks, jams and jellies, and the leaves have been used like spinach. The plant is used widely in Egypt for the treatment of cardiac and nerve diseases and has been described as a diuretic. It has been used in the Hibiscus
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Zedoary
  Zedoary June 20, 2010
It was introduced to Europe by Arabs around the sixth century, but its use as a spice in the West today is extremely rare, having been replaced by ginger Medicinal Uses: Zedoary is also used some traditional in eastern medicines where it is reputed to be an aid to digestion, a relief for colic, and an agent for purifying the blood. The bitter tincture of zedoary root is used to prevent disease recurrence and to treat ulcers. Aromatic, stimulant, useful in flatulent colic and debility of the di Zedoary
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Kalanchoe
  Kalanchoe June 20, 2010
Medicinal Uses: In the Bahamas it is mostly used for asthma and shortness of breath. Bush doctors crush the leaves of a cultivated ornamental plant, the kalanchoe, and soak them in water overnight. The next morning the "kalanchoe tea" can be drunk to treat heartburn, or applied as an antibacterial to bruises or skin sores. Mashed and ground fresh leaves are also used as a poultice for headaches, and the juice mixed with a pinch of salt is a good treatment for bronchitis or ulcers. In Kalanchoe
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Partridge Pea
  Partridge Pea June 18, 2010
Medicinal Uses: Cherokee Drug (Sports Medicine): root medicine used to keep ball players from tiring. Cherokee Drug (Stimulant): compound infusion given for fainting spells. Seminole Drug (Antiemetic): cold decoction of plant used for nausea. Seminole Other (Tools): plants used as a bed for ripening persimmons. Food Uses: Partridge pea is considered an important honey plant, often occurring where few other honey plants are found. Other Notes: The seed is one of the major food items of northern Partridge Pea
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Marsh Hibiscus
  Marsh Hibiscus June 15, 2010
Medicinal Uses: Demulcent, Emollient, Nervine, and Stomachic. The leaves and roots abound in mucilage. Like many other plants in this family, they are demulcent and emollient and are used in the treatment of dysentery, lung ailments, and urinary ailments. an infusion of the dried stalks has been used in the treatment of inflammation of the bladder. The natural safer alternatives for weight-loss include such things as digestive enzyme inhibitors (e.g. L-arabinose, hibiscus tea, marine algae, Nom Marsh Hibiscus
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gardengeek
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Red Saxifrage, Heuchera sanguinea
  Red Saxifrage, Heuchera sanguinea June 14, 2010
Unknown Red Bell Flowers Is this right? Red Saxifrage, Heuchera sanguinea
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Entheogen
Entheogen
Opium Poppy
  Opium Poppy June 14, 2010
Opium is the source of many opiates, including morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means, loosely, the "sleep-bringing poppy", referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates. The plant itself is also valuable for ornamental purposes, and has been known as the "common garden poppy", referencing all the group of poppy plants. Poppy seeds of Papaver somniferum are an important food item and the source of poppyseed oil Opium Poppy
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Reiger's Begonia
  Reiger's Begonia June 14, 2010
Cultivation: The different groups of begonias have different cultural requirements but most species come from tropical regions and therefore they and their hybrids require warm temperatures. Most are forest understory plants and require bright shade; few will tolerate full sun, especially in warmer climates. In general, begonias require a well-drained growing medium that is neither constantly wet nor allowed to dry out completely. Tuberous begonias usually have a dormant period, during which the Reiger's Begonia
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Spanish Bayonet
  Spanish Bayonet June 13, 2010
Food Uses: the immature fruit is cooked. A bitter taste, but most of the bitterness is in the skin. Flowers - raw or cooked. They are delicious raw, and can also be dried, crushed and used as a flavoring. Flowering stem - peeled, cooked, and used like asparagus. The whitish inner portion is eaten Other Uses: A fiber obtained from the leaves is used for making ropes, baskets, and mats. The leaves themselves can be used as paint brushes, brooms or woven to make mats etc. The roots are rich in sap Spanish Bayonet
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Crimson Clover
  Crimson Clover June 11, 2010
First brought to the United States from Italy in 1819 It has been introduced into the United States, originally as forage for cattle. It is often used for roadside erosion control, as well as beautification, even though it tends to eliminate all other desirable spring and early-summer species of native vegetation in the area, which it is planted. Food Uses: The seeds can be sprouted and eaten in salads. They can also be dried and ground into a nutritious flour. Dried flower heads are a tea subs Crimson Clover
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