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Tall columnar herbaceous plant w/large leathery oval leaves
  Tall columnar herbaceous plant w/large leathery oval leaves September 23, 2011
Tall columnar herbaceous plant w/large leathery oval leaves
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Cleome hassleriana
  Cleome hassleriana August 22, 2010
Cleome hassleriana
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Goldenrain tree
  Goldenrain tree August 20, 2010
Medicinal Uses: The flowers are ophthalmic. They are used in the treatment of conjunctivitis and epiphora Food Uses: The seeds are edible when roasted, but not commonly consumed Other Notes: In some areas, notably the eastern United States and particularly in Florida, it is considered an invasive species. yellow dye is obtained from the flowers. A black dye is obtained from the leaves. The seeds are used as beads in necklaces etc Cultivation details: Succeeds in any good loamy soil and in dr Goldenrain tree
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Southern Magnolia
  Southern Magnolia June 17, 2010
Magnolias have long been known and used in China. References to their medicinal qualities go back to as early as 1083. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Philip II commissioned his court physician Francisco Hernandez in 1570 to undertake a scientific expedition. Hernandez made numerous descriptions of plants, accompanied by drawings, but publication was delayed and hampered by a series of accidents. Between 1629 and 1651 the material was re-edited by members of the Accademia dei Lincei and is Southern Magnolia
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Castor Bean Plant
  Castor Bean Plant June 17, 2010
Although the seeds or beans are extremely poisonous, they are the source of numerous economically important products and are one of earliest commercial products. Castor beans have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 4000 B.C., and the oil was used thousands of years ago in wick lamps for lighting. Castor oil has been used medicinally in the United States since the days of the pioneers. As Americans moved west after the Civil War, settlers were very attracted to Indian medicines Castor Bean Plant
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Banisteriopsis Caapi
  Banisteriopsis Caapi May 10, 2010
Ayahuasca is made by combining the vine of the 'Jagube' (Banisteriopsis Caapi) with the leaves of the shrub called 'Rainha' (Psychotria Viridis) It contains harmine, harmaline, and tetrahydroharmine, all of which are both beta-carboline harmala alkaloids and MAOIs. Ayahuasca (Santo Daime) The name Ayahuasca means "vine of the soul" in Quechuan. In addition to its hallucinogenic properties, caapi is used for its healing properties as a purgative, effectively cleansing the body of Banisteriopsis Caapi
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Unknown Birch Tree
  Unknown Birch Tree November 07, 2009
Unknown Birch Tree
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White Birch Tree
  White Birch Tree November 07, 2009
Paper Birch bark Betula papyrifera has a soft, yet moderately heavy, white wood. It makes excellent high yielding fire wood if seasoned properly plus the bark is a great fire starter, as it burns at high temperatures even when wet, making it very useful if stranded in the woods. It is acceptable for furniture parts, floors, and Oriented Strand Board. It does not have a very high economic value. The sap can be used to produce birch syrup. Its name reflects the use of the tree's bark, primarily b White Birch Tree
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European Yew
  European Yew November 03, 2009
The leaves are highly poisonous. has soft, bright red berry-like structure called an aril. The seed itself is extremely poisonous and bitter. The aril is not poisonous, and is gelatinous and very sweet tasting. Taxus baccata is the longest living plant in Europe. There are confirmed claims as high as 5,000-9,500 years. Yew is the wood of choice for longbow making; the bows are constructed so that the heartwood of yew is on the inside of the bow while the sapwood is on the outside. T European Yew
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Abiu
  Abiu September 03, 2009
The fruit of the abiu tree is edible and is eaten out of hand in most cases. In Colombia, it is advised that if you eat the fruit, you grease your lips before eating it in order to keep the gummy latex from sticking to their lips. The fruit of the abiu is also used in ice cream. It can be cut up and put in yogurt for a light and delicious breakfast. Another way to serve the abiu is to scoop out the flesh and sprinkle a little limejuice on it to bring out the flavor, and then chill it. There are Abiu
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Yellow Pitahaya, Pitava
  Yellow Pitahaya, Pitava September 01, 2009
Closely related to Hylocereus setaceus but otherwice quite isolated within Hylocereus. Is intermediate between Selenicereus and Hylocereus. Recent research suggest that this species originated as a hybrid between species of Hylocereus and Selenicereus (see references). The two species possibly involved, as being native in the same area, are Hylocereus costaricensis and Selenicereus inermis. An easily cultivated, fast growing plant. Needs a compost containing plenty of humus and sufficient mois Yellow Pitahaya, Pitava
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Atemoia
  Atemoia August 31, 2009
A atemoia é uma fruta híbrida que é obtida através do cruzamento da cherimoia (Annona cherimola, Mill) com a fruta-pinha (Annona squamosa, L.), pertencentes à família das anonáceas (a mesma da graviola). São três variedades que estão bem aclimatadas no Brasil: 1. Pink Mammoth, que tem uma fruta grande e perfumada, doce e com poucas sementes. 2. Thompson, bem parecida, com um brix superior. 3. Gefn Atemoia
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Pomegranate, Romã
  Pomegranate, Romã August 30, 2009
Pomegranate aril juice provides about 16% of an adult's daily vitamin C requirement per 100 ml serving, and is a good source of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), potassium and antioxidant polyphenols. The most abundant polyphenols in pomegranate juice are the hydrolyzable tannins called punicalagins which have free-radical scavenging properties in laboratory experiments. Punicalagins are absorbed into the human body and may have dietary value as antioxidants, but conclusive proof of efficacy in Pomegranate, Romã
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Sweet granadilla, Grenadia, Granadilha, Granadilla
  Sweet granadilla, Grenadia, Granadilha, Granadilla August 30, 2009
Sweet granadilla (or sometimes called or spelled Grenadia) is one common name for Passiflora ligularis. The epithet ligularis comes from the plant's ligulate corollae. They have abundant, simple leaves and greenish-white flowers. The main producers are Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa, and Kenya. The main importers are the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and Spain. Sweet granadilla, Grenadia, Granadilha, Granadilla
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Cashew Fruit
  Cashew Fruit August 30, 2009
The cashew (Anacardium occidentale; syn. Anacardium curatellifolium A.St.-Hil.) is a tree in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. Its English name derives from the Portuguese name for the fruit of the cashew tree, caju, which in turn derives from the indigenous Tupi name, acajú. It is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew "nuts" and cashew apples. It is a small evergreen tree growing to 10-12m (~32 ft) tall, with a short, often irregularly shaped trunk. The Cashew Fruit
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Tamarillo
  Tamarillo August 30, 2009
Prior to 1967, the tamarillo was known as the "tree tomato" in New Zealand, but a new name was chosen by the New Zealand Tree Tomato Promotions Council in order to distinguish it from the ordinary garden tomato and increase its exotic appeal. The choice is variously explained by similarity to the word "tomato", the Spanish word "amarillo", meaning yellow, and a variation on the Maori word "tama", for "leadership". It is still called Tree T Tamarillo
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Sapoti, chiku, mespel, naseberry, sapadilla, snake fruit ou sawo
  Sapoti, chiku, mespel, naseberry, sapadilla, snake fruit ou sawo August 30, 2009
The flavor is exceptionally sweet and very tasty, with what can be described as a malty flavor. Many believe the flavor bears a striking resemblance to caramel. The unripe fruit is hard to the touch and contains high amounts of saponin, which has astringent properties similar to tannin, drying out the mouth. The trees can only survive in warm, typically tropical environments, dying easily if the temperature drops below freezing. From germination, the sapodilla tree will usually take anywhere f Sapoti, chiku, mespel, naseberry, sapadilla, snake fruit ou sawo
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Horned melon
  Horned melon August 30, 2009
Often known by it's nickname in the southeastern United States - blowfish fruit - it is grown for its fruit, which looks like an oval melon with horn-like spines. The fruit of this plant is edible, but it is used as often for decoration as for food. In Zimbabwe, this cucumber is called 'gaka' or 'gakachika' and it is primarily used as a fruit-snack, salad and rarely for decoration. It is eaten young, mature green or when ripe - bright yellow/orange (eaten at any stage of its development). I Horned melon
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Carambola or Starfruit
  Carambola or Starfruit August 26, 2009
Carambolas are best consumed when ripe, when they are yellow with a light shade of green. It will also have brown ridges at the five edges and feel firm. An overripe fruit will be yellow with brown spots. The fruit is entirely edible, including the slightly waxy skin. It is sweet without being overwhelming and extremely juicy. The taste is difficult to compare, but it has been likened to a mix of papaya, orange and grapefruit all at once. Star fruit is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, and Carambola or Starfruit
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Loquat
  Loquat August 26, 2009
Loquats are unusual among fruit trees in that the flowers appear in the autumn or early winter, and the fruits are ripe in late winter or early spring. In Northern California, loquats bear fruit in May, while in Southern California, loquats bear fruit in April. The flowers are 2 cm diameter, white, with five petals, and produced in stiff panicles of three to ten flowers. The flowers have a sweet, heady aroma that can be smelled from a distance. The fruits are the sweetest when sof Loquat
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Houndstongue
  Houndstongue May 28, 2009
It thrives in disturbed soils along roadsides, trails, in pastures, and rangelands. Because of the bur-like seed, it spreads widely along travel corridors as a passenger on clothing or animal fur. It is toxic to livestock. Each flower produces four green bur-like fruits that turn brown as they mature. Houndstongue
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Grape Hyacinth
  Grape Hyacinth April 28, 2009
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 Japanese Quince
  Japanese Quince April 20, 2009
Chaenomeles japonica Flowering quince, Orange Flower Vine, Maule's Quince or Japanese Quince. Chaenomeles is a genus of three species of deciduous spiny shrubs These plants are related to the Quince (Cydonia oblonga) and the Chinese Quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis). The leaves are alternately arranged, simple, and have a serrated margin. The flowers are 34.5 cm diameter, with five petals, and are usually bright orange-red, but can be white or pink; flowering is in late winter or ea  Japanese Quince
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Western Virgin's Bower
  Western Virgin's Bower August 25, 2009
Western Virgin's Bower
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Nigella Flower
  Nigella Flower August 20, 2009
Nigella arvensis Nigella ciliaris Nigella damascena Nigella hispanica Nigella integrifolia Nigella nigellastrum Nigella orientalis Nigella sativa Nigella sativa is used as a spice. Nigella sativa has a pungent bitter taste and smell. It is used primarily in confectionary and liquors. Fast forward the video to about 1:00, there is a Nigella Flower. Nigella Flower
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Cape Gooseberry, Physalis
  Cape Gooseberry, Physalis August 12, 2009
As a member of the plant family Solanaceae, it is related to a large number of edible plants, including tomato, eggplant and potato, and other members of the nightshades. If the fruit is left inside the husks, its shelf life at room temperature is over 30-45 days. anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties used as a medicinal herb for cancer, malaria, asthma, hepatitis, dermatitis and rheumatism AKA: Aguaymanto, cape gooseberry, husk cherry, poha berry, ground-cherry, Peruvian cherry, hara Cape Gooseberry, Physalis
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Stinging Nettle
  Stinging Nettle July 09, 2009
Nettle needs moist soil. The stinging hairs of most nettle species contain formic acid, serotonin and histamine. The leaves and stems are very hairy with non-stinging hairs and also bear many stinging hairs (trichomes), whose tips come off when touched, transforming the hair into a needle that will inject several chemicals: acetylcholine, histamine, 5-HT or serotonin, and possibly formic acid. This mixture of chemical compounds cause a sting or paresthesia from which the species derives its co Stinging Nettle
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Western Cottonwood Tree
  Western Cottonwood Tree June 30, 2009
Same as [[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=147[[]] AKA Fremont's Cottonwood Fremont cottonwood has been used mainly in the past for fuel and fence posts. Its principal uses today are for erosion control, wildlife food and shelter, and shade for livestock and recreation facilities. It is also grown for ornamental plantings and windbreaks. Native Americans ate the inner bark of Fremont cottonwood for antiscorbutic. The bark and leaves were used to make poultices to relieve swe Western Cottonwood Tree
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Common Mallow
  Common Mallow May 23, 2009
Common Mallow
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Lambsquarters
  Lambsquarters May 18, 2009
Chenopodium album Lambsquarters is edible. It is considered an invasive species. Chenopodium album is in the same genus and family as Quinoa. Chenopod means Goose Foot. Lambsquarters
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