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Indian Hawthorn
  Indian Hawthorn
Food Uses: The fruit is edible when cooked, and can be used to make jam Other Notes: Dark blue, tur


Japanese Flowering Quince
  Japanese Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles and other quinces have been grown for centuries for food, medicine, and so that people


Onion
  Onion
The onion was one of the first plants to be cultivated for food and medicine. It is very widely cult


Pachysandra
  Pachysandra
This Green Carpet is deservedly one of the most widely used ground covers. It is handsome and foolpr


Passion Flower
  Passion Flower
Passionflower has been used by Native Americans for centuries, the Cherokee valued it for its healin


Pumpkin
  Pumpkin
Americans dried strips of pumpkin and wove them into mats. They also roasted long strips of pumpkin


Pear
  Pear


Iceland Poppy
  Iceland Poppy


Castor Bean Plant
  Castor Bean Plant
Although the seeds or beans are extremely poisonous, they are the source of numerous economically im


Lemon
  Lemon
The exact origin of the lemon has remained a mystery, though it is widely presumed that lemons first


Lilac
  Lilac
Lilacs in the United States date back to the mid 1750's. They were grown in America's first botanica


Crab Apple
  Crab Apple
It was brought to North America by 1800 and because of its wide variety of uses quickly spread throu


Celosia
  Celosia
We have been growing and enjoying them in North America since the 18th century. Although reportedly


Cardinal Flower
  Cardinal Flower
Native Americans used this and other Lobelias to treat worms, stomach problems and syphilis. Its use


Common Buttonbush
  Common Buttonbush
It was cultivated as early as 1735 as a honey plant. A decoction of the inner bark was used by Nativ


Opium Poppy
  Opium Poppy
Opium is the source of many opiates, including morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapin


Apache Plume
  Apache Plume
Medicinal Uses: The roots dug in the fall are boiled in water for coughs, drunk morning and evening.


Adam's Needle
  Adam's Needle
Medicinal Uses: A root poultice or salve treats skin sores and sprains. A decoction may be used to e


Spanish Bayonet
  Spanish Bayonet
Food Uses: the immature fruit is cooked. A bitter taste, but most of the bitterness is in the skin.


Crimson Clover
  Crimson Clover
First brought to the United States from Italy in 1819 It has been introduced into the United States,


American Beautyberry
  American Beautyberry
The roots, leaves and branches of the American beautyberry were used by the Alabama, Choctaw, Creek,


Apple
  Apple
The center of diversity of the genus Malus is the eastern Turkey. The apple tree was perhaps the ear


Prickly Pear Cactus Rose
  Prickly Pear Cactus Rose
Prickly pears also produce a fruit that is commonly eaten in Mexico, known as "tuna"; it a


Blackberry
  Blackberry
In botanical terminology, the fruit is not a berry, but an aggregate fruit of numerous drupelets rip


Wax Currant
  Wax Currant
Medicinal Uses:The plant was used medicinally by the Okanagan-Colville, Shoshoni and Thompson Indian


Pokeberry
  Pokeberry
Native Americans introduced the first colonists to pokeweed, and they in turn delivered it back to E


Lantana
  Lantana
It has been cultivated for more than more than 300 years Leaves and roots are popular folk remedies.


Japanese Honeysuckle
  Japanese Honeysuckle
This plant is considered an invasive species in most of North America, it will take over and elimina


Autumn Olive
  Autumn Olive
Introduced from China and Japan. Autumn olive was introduced into the United States in 1830 and wide


 Clivia
  Clivia
The Bush Lily (Clivia) was first discovered around 28 September 1813 at the mouth of the Great Fish


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