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Common Winterberry
  Common Winterberry
The berries were used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes, the origin of the name "fever


Coffee Bean
  Coffee Bean
Medicinal Uses: Coffee consumption has been linked to breast size reduction and taking regular hits


Rose of Sharon
  Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon was first introduced into North America before 1600. Medicinal Uses: The leaves are


Hibiscus
  Hibiscus
The hibiscus has had a long history of use in Africa and neighboring tropical countries. Its fragran


Lace-Cap Hydrangea
  Lace-Cap Hydrangea
Medicinal Uses: The leaves, roots and flowers are antimalarial, antitussive and diuretic. They are s


Pride of Madeira
  Pride of Madeira
Cultivation: This is a good plant for seaside gardens. Plant in full sun. It is drought tolerant and


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


Unknown Shrub - Yellow Flowers - Greenspire Tree
  Unknown Shrub - Yellow Flowers - Greenspire Tree


Barberry
  Barberry
The berries are edible, and rich in vitamin C, though with a very sharp flavour; the thorny shrubs m


American Strawberry Bush
  American Strawberry Bush
Strawberry-bush caught the eye of early botanists who visited the New World, so much so that in 1663


Sempervivum Emerald Empress
  Sempervivum Emerald Empress
These are some of the easiest plants to grow.


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


Korean Spice Viburnum
  Korean Spice Viburnum
In prehistory, the long straight shoots of some viburnums were used for arrow-shafts, as those found


Rose Tree Shrub
  Rose Tree Shrub


Red Osier Dogwood
  Red Osier Dogwood
The fruit of several species in the subgenera Cornus and Benthamidia is edible, though without much


Marsh Hibiscus
  Marsh Hibiscus
Medicinal Uses: Demulcent, Emollient, Nervine, and Stomachic. The leaves and roots abound in mucilag


Butterfly Bush
  Butterfly Bush
Medicinal Uses: Febrifuge. The flowers and flower buds are antispasmodic, slightly cholagogue and op


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


White Sage
  White Sage
Today the leaves and stems of Salvia apiana are gathered, dried, and used for smudging by many tribe


Big Sagebrush
  Big Sagebrush
Before the present Ute, Navajo, Apache, and Hopi tribes occupied these lands, the Fremont people who


Catawba Rhododendron Album
  Catawba Rhododendron Album
The first written account of rhododendrons goes back to the 4th Century B. C. in Greece. It relates


Azelea
  Azelea
Food Uses: A traditional alcoholic beverage made from azalea blossoms, called Tugyonju (literally &q


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.


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


Harriman's Yucca
  Harriman's Yucca
This plant has a deep taproot (at least 30' long). Yuccas are widely grown as ornamental plants in g


Bird of Paradise
  Bird of Paradise
It was first introduced to Europe in 1773, when it was grown at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Sinc


Desert Berry Manzanitia?
  Desert Berry Manzanitia?
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