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Eucalyptus
  Eucalyptus April 15, 2014
used to drain swamps and thereby reduce the risk of malaria Eucalyptus
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Sweet Chestnut
  Sweet Chestnut March 02, 2014
Cooking dry in an oven or fire normally helps remove this skin. Chestnuts are traditionally roasted in their tough brown husks after removing the spiny cupules in which they grow on the tree Sweet Chestnut
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Psychotria Viridis
  Psychotria Viridis August 03, 2013
Chacruna. This is a sacred plant used by shamans and curanderos in their native rituals. The Machiguenga people of Peru use juice from the leaves as eye drops to treat migraine headaches. Psychotria Viridis
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Amaranthus Tricolour
  Amaranthus Tricolour August 01, 2013
Amaranthus Tricolour
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Scleranthus Biflorus
  Scleranthus Biflorus August 01, 2013
Scleranthus Biflorus
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Mandragora Turcomanica
  Mandragora Turcomanica August 01, 2013
Mandragora Turcomanica
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Mimosa Pudica
  Mimosa Pudica August 01, 2013
http://www.ijpsdr.com/pdf/vol5-issue2/1.pdf Mimosa Pudica
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Lilium Formosanum
  Lilium Formosanum August 01, 2013
Lilium Formosanum
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blue elderberry
  blue elderberry December 06, 2012
blue elderberry can grow as tall as 20 feet but usually only growing to 9. this plant has jagged leaves and this plant was widely used by southern California native americans in a multitude of ways they made flutes, bows, pipes, out of the easy to work with and hollow wood. the berries can make pies, jellies, jams, wines but are toxic if not cooked properly. [[]]http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SANIC5[[]] blue elderberry
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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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Tabebuia chrysotricha
  Tabebuia chrysotricha April 19, 2012
Tabebuia chrysotricha
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Yucca Fruit
  Yucca Fruit August 22, 2010
Yucca Fruit
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Avocado
  Avocado July 31, 2010
P. americana has a long history of being cultivated in Central and South America; a water jar shaped like an avocado, dating to A.D. 900, was discovered in the pre-Incan city of Chan Chan, though there is evidence of cultivation in Mexico for as long as 10,000 years. The earliest known written account of the avocado in Europe is that of Martin Fernandez de Esciso (c. 1470c. 1528) in 1518 or 1519 in his book, Suma de Geografía que Trata de Todas las Partidas y Provincias del Mundo. The fi Avocado
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Pinyon Pine
  Pinyon Pine July 19, 2010
The pinyon pine nut (seed) species will take 18 months to complete its maturity, however, in order to reach full maturity the environmental conditions must be favorable for the tree and its fruit. Development begins in early spring with pollinization. A tiny cone (small marble size) will form from mid spring to the end of summer in which the premature cone will then become and remain dormant (cessation of growth) until the following spring. The cone will then commence growth until it reaches mat Pinyon Pine
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Bristlecone Pine
  Bristlecone Pine July 19, 2010
Bristlecone Pine
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Aspen Tree
  Aspen Tree July 19, 2010
Aspen Tree
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English Walnut
  English Walnut July 14, 2010
The walnut was introduced into western and northern Europe very early, by Roman times or earlier, and to the Americas by the 17th century, by English colonists. Important nut-growing regions include France, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania in Europe, China in Asia, California in North America, and Chile in South America. Lately the crop has spread to another regions: New Zealand and southeast of Australia. It is cultivated extensively for its high-quality nuts, eaten both fresh and pressed English Walnut
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Papery Birch
  Papery Birch June 30, 2010
Papery Birch
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Birch Tree
  Birch Tree June 25, 2010
Birch Tree
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Holly
  Holly June 21, 2010
The ancient Romans used holly in their winter Saturnalia festivals. When early Christians celebrated the birth of Jesus in December, they too "decked the halls with boughs of holly" to avoid attracting unwanted attention. As the population of Christians grew, holly lost its pagan association and became a symbol of the Christmas season and has even been featured on United States postage stamps. Medicinal Uses: Holly leaves were formerly used as a diaphoretic and an infusion of them was Holly
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Red Osier Dogwood
  Red Osier Dogwood June 16, 2010
The fruit of several species in the subgenera Cornus and Benthamidia is edible, though without much flavour. The berries of those in subgenus Swida are mildly toxic to people, though readily eaten by birds. They were used by pioneers to brush their teeth. The pioneers would peel off the bark, bite the twig and then scrub their teeth. [[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=577[[]] Red Osier Dogwood
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Eastern Red Cedar
  Eastern Red Cedar June 14, 2010
The tree was introduced into France from Canada and planted in the grounds of the royal palace at Fontainebleau. Many Native American peoples prized cedar as a medicine for fever, headaches, coughs, swollen hands, and rheumatic problems. The 19th century Eclectic herbalists used it as a remedy for bronchitis, rheumatism, and uterine cancer. It has also been used to treat the side effects of the smallpox vaccination. Medicinal Uses: Native Americans used Cedar oil in medicine and burnt it for pur Eastern Red Cedar
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Apple
  Apple June 09, 2010
The center of diversity of the genus Malus is the eastern Turkey. The apple tree was perhaps the earliest tree to be cultivated, and its fruits have been improved through selection over thousands of years. Alexander the Great is credited with finding dwarfed apples in Asia Minor in 300 BCE; those he brought back to Greece might have been the progenitors of dwarfing rootstocks. Apples were brought to North America with colonists in the 1600s, and the first apple orchard on the North American con Apple
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Empress Tree
  Empress Tree June 07, 2010
Princess tree was introduced into the U.S. as an ornamental and landscape tree around 1840. It was first imported to Europe in the 1830's by the Dutch East India Company and brought to North America a few years later. This tree has since become naturalized in the eastern U.S. and is also grown on the west coast Princess tree is native to western and central China where historical records describe its medicinal, ornamental, and timber uses as early as the third century B.C. It was cultivated ce Empress Tree
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Kousa Dogwood
  Kousa Dogwood May 29, 2010
The Chinese dogwood (Cornus kousa) is a later flowering form of dogwood. This Dogwood flowers for a long time beginning in late May and often lasts into July. These flowers are a creamy white and they arrive shortly after the leaves emerge. Fruit is sweet and juicy, it is very nice in small quantities. Very seedy. The skin is rather tough and unpleasant, but the pulp is delicious with a custard-like texture, it is one of our favorite late summer fruits. The fruit is about 2cm in diameter. Young Kousa Dogwood
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Bald Cypress
  Bald Cypress May 29, 2010
Baldcypress wood has long been valued for its water resistance thus called 'wood eternal'. Still-usable prehistoric wood is often found in swamps in New Jersey and occasionally as far north as New England although it is more common in the southeast. The somewhat-mineralized wood is mined from some swamps in the southeast, and is highly prized for specialty uses such as wood carvings Astringent. Cypress strengthens weak connective tissue. Cypress helps to balance oily skin and is helpful in treat Bald Cypress
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Tuliptree
  Tuliptree May 16, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liriodendron http://www.treehelp.com/trees/tuliptree/index.asp Tuliptree
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Vegetable Pear, Chuchu
  Vegetable Pear, Chuchu January 05, 2010
Tastes like cucumber. edible plant that belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae along with melons, cucumbers and squash. Whether raw or cooked, chayote is a good source of amino acids and vitamin C. The tubers of the plant are eaten like potatoes and other root vegetables. In addition, the shoots and leaves can be consumed, and they are often used in salads and stir fries. Although generally discarded, the seed has a nutty flavor and may be eaten as part of the fruit. Although most people a Vegetable Pear, Chuchu
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Cycad Tree
  Cycad Tree January 05, 2010
Maybe: Cycas circinalis This is one of the more primitive trees on the planet. They are frequently confused with and mistaken for palms or ferns, but are only distantly related to both, and instead belong to the division Cycadophyta. Some are renowned for survival in harsh semi-desert climates, and can grow in sand or even on rock. They are able to grow in full sun or shade, and some are salt tolerant. Though they are a minor component of the plant kingdom today, during the Jurassic period the Cycad Tree
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JackFruit
  JackFruit December 29, 2009
The flesh of the jackfruit is starchy, fibrous and is a source of dietary fiber. The flavour is similar to a tart banana. The wood of the tree is used for the production of musical instruments. JackFruit
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