Home

Add

Plants

Fungus

Animals

Disease

 Unknown

Tree of Life

Tips

Q & A

Learn

More
 


Healthy Home Gardening

Enter a keyword, then click Search.
Then refine your search with the tabs below.

 
Title/AKA/Body

Scientific Name

Comments

Identification
 
Newest

Oldest

Hits
 

1

436
gardengeek
gardengeek
Primitive Fire Making Plants
  Primitive Fire Making Plants April 30, 2014 436
Trying to make a bow-drill fire with the wrong materials is a good way to lose your temper. If you try to start a fire with a hand-drill using sappy materials, ie: pine or maple, you will have blisters but no fire.

Here are a few types of wood that I've used or look like they fit the bill.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

[[]]http://healthyhomegarden
Primitive Fire Making Plants
2

871
gardengeek
gardengeek
Mule Fat
  Mule Fat April 30, 2014 871
common near water sources.
accumulates significant amounts of sodium into its structures. This means that its ashes produce a sodium-rich soda ash rather than a potassium-rich potash
Navajo people use this plant in a compound infusion of plants used as a lotion for chills from immersion
The stem is used for primitive fire-making.

Mule Fat
3

980
gardengeek
gardengeek
Cambuci
  Cambuci March 11, 2014 980
The fruit used to be so abundant that it gave it’s name to an old neighborhood in Sao Paulo.
One notable character of the family is that the phloem is located on both sides of the xylem, not just outside as in most other plants.
Related to Myrtle, Clove, Guava, Feijoa, Allspice, and Eucalyptus.
Cambuci
4

1184
xfersx
xfersx
Opo Squash
  Opo Squash August 13, 2013 1184
The calabash was one of the first cultivated plants in the world, grown not primarily for food, but for use as a water container. The bottle gourd may have been carried from Africa to Asia, Europe and the Americas in the course of human migration.[1] It shares its common name with that of the calabash tree (Crescentia cujete). Opo Squash
5

614
blue elderberry
  blue elderberry December 06, 2012 614
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
blue elderberry
This is Your Page
Edit Page
Add Images
6

2312
lowemal
lowemal
blue elderberry
  blue elderberry December 06, 2012 2312
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
blue elderberry
7

711
bigberry manzanita
  bigberry manzanita December 05, 2012 711
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 t bigberry manzanita
This is Your Page
Edit Page
Add Images
8

1872
lowemal
lowemal
bigberry manzanita
  bigberry manzanita December 05, 2012 1872
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 t bigberry manzanita
9

588
blue elderberry
  blue elderberry December 05, 2012 588
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
blue elderberry
This is Your Page
Edit Page
Add Images
10

3130
Producer
Producer
Devil's Horn
  Devil's Horn September 05, 2012 3130
[[]]http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/devilshorn.html[[]]
[[]]http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0
801.htm[[]]
Devil's Horn
11

3302
Esselean
Esselean
Wild Tobacco
  Wild Tobacco July 21, 2012 3302
Wild Tobacco has become a widespread invasive weed in Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawai‘i, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Réunion Island, Mauritius, Madagascar, Australia, India and several southern African countries.
Handling the plants can cause irritation and nausea. The dust from the plant can cause respiratory problems if exposure is prolonged. Because of its ability
Wild Tobacco
12

1519
oilnwine
oilnwine
Unknown nightshade pest
  Unknown nightshade pest July 17, 2012 1519
I find these on my eggplants and tomatoes. I believe the nymphs are black with thorny spines. They seem to be tended by ants, but they are not aphids (I don't think). I also believe that the adults are green and look like a round blade. They fly. Unknown nightshade pest
13

1887
Esselean
Esselean
Rainbow Lorikeet
  Rainbow Lorikeet July 16, 2012 1887
Rainbow Lorikeets feed mainly on nectar an pollen from native plants such as Grevillias, Banksias, Eucyluptus and Bottlebrush (Callistemon) However their diet also consists of various fruits and will take a bite out of every immature apple on your tree!

The Rainbow Lorikeet is also considered a pest in places where it has been introduced such as Western Australia and New Zealand.
Rainbow
Rainbow Lorikeet
14

1734
Esselean
Esselean
Pottering around in the Garden - Pond Scum
  Pottering around in the Garden - Pond Scum July 10, 2012 1734
After the successful control of the fishbone fern and the unsuccessful attempt at growing anything in the newly discovered garden beds the next priority was the pond.
---------------------------------------------------------------
The pond was found to be well constructed with no leaks in the rock walls. However the neglect was apparent. The bottom half of the knee deep pond was made up of a
Pottering around in the Garden - Pond Scum
15

1763
forager
forager
Lamb's Canyon - July 8, 2012
  Lamb's Canyon - July 8, 2012 July 08, 2012 1763
Here is a few of the plants that we found on our hike up Lamb's Canyon. There are still a few left
to be
identified.

Rosaceae

[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=122[[]]


Ericaceae
[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=2857[[]]

Ranunculaceae
[[]]
http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=2165[[]]

[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.c
Lamb's Canyon - July 8, 2012
16

3104
Esselean
Esselean
Gazania
  Gazania July 08, 2012 3104
[[http://www.hear.org/starr/images/image/?q=070320-5745&o=plants]]

[[http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Gazania_rigens]]
Gazania
17

1774
Esselean
Esselean
Gazania
  Gazania July 08, 2012 1774
[[http://www.hear.org/starr/images/image/?q=070320-5745&o=plants]]

[[http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Gazania_rigens]]
Gazania
18

1667
Esselean
Esselean
Pottering around in the Garden - War on Weeds
  Pottering around in the Garden - War on Weeds July 06, 2012 1667
Hey everyone I just wanted to tell you a little about my garden and what I've been up to lately garden-wise.

---------------------------------------------------------------

When I first arrived at my little patch of earth 1.6 years ago the garden was a mess of neglect overrun with weeds. The garden was composed of about 90% fishbone fern, agapanthus and privet. The last 10% contained
Pottering around in the Garden - War on Weeds
19

626
forager
forager
Foraging Notes - June 16, 2012
  Foraging Notes - June 16, 2012 June 16, 2012 626


Sage = Salvia (Lamiaceae)
Sage = Tri-tip Sage, or artemisia (Asteraceae)
-----------------------------------------------------------
Type Species

first species found

Order and Family are based on the Type Genus
-----------------------------------------------------------
Brassica oleracea
Wild Cabbage

One species + Cultivation = many types of vegetable
Foraging Notes - June 16, 2012
20

1716
jdeankL7
jdeankL7
Novice Photographer Exploring Plants
  Novice Photographer Exploring Plants June 14, 2012 1716
Found this site a week or so ago when seeking plant identification. Hope to learn what plants I'm photographing and more!

Friday 6/15/12

Added a Grevillea (pink pearl?), looked like Rosemary which helped me trace it to it's family. Interested in learning which plants are edible. Tall bush w several stalks containing flowers will be my next research, as I noticed pods on the plant I w
Novice Photographer Exploring Plants
21

749
forager
forager
How to Identify Plants with Google
  How to Identify Plants with Google June 13, 2012 749
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Blog.php?pid=140[[]]

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Remember you are identifying a plant, you are looking for the species name and the Latin Family name.

First, go to Google Images.
Type in a short description of the flower or plant.
Look th
How to Identify Plants with Google
22

1795
Producer
Producer
Chicory
  Chicory June 13, 2012 1795
Wikipedia:
Root chicory contains volatile oils similar to those found in plants in the related genus Tanacetum which includes Tansy, and is similarly effective at eliminating intestinal worms. All parts of the plant contain these volatile oils, with the majority of the toxic components concentrated in the plant's root.[16]

Chicory is well known for its toxicity to internal parasites. Stu
Chicory
23

4189
forager
forager
UForage - Plant Identification Club
  UForage - Plant Identification Club June 10, 2012 4189
UForage is a plant identification club that emphasizes learning plant families. We don't only focus on edible plants, but all plants found in Utah.
We meet once a week in Salt Lake City, Utah. We meet at a different place each time. We learn to identify the plants and other creatures around our neighborhoods.

If you would like to learn more about foraging, edible weeds, wild plants, myco
UForage - Plant Identification Club
24

4069
dsfree0827
dsfree0827
Help With Tomato Plants
  Help With Tomato Plants May 28, 2012 4069
I am trying to find out want to do about the brownish dry spots appearing on my tomato plant leaves. I've attached a picture of one of the leaves. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Help With Tomato Plants
25

600
Esselean
Esselean
Pest Control - Slugs and Snails
  Pest Control - Slugs and Snails May 19, 2012 600
From my blog:
[[]]http://things-everyone-should-know.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/how-to-evict-slugs-snails.html[[]]
>You have just watered in some brand new seedlings or planted out a lovely veggie patch and the next
thing you know an army of molluscs have attacked and left behind nothing but slimy fallout.
What
can you do?
Sprinkle around some attractive blue snail pellets?

Snail pelle
Pest Control - Slugs and Snails
26

3193
PlantLady777
PlantLady777
Cineraria (Pericallis)
  Cineraria (Pericallis) February 27, 2012 3193
[[]]http://nordicplants.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=146Itemid=73[[]]
Se
netti® is the registered trademark of the Pericallis hybrids bred by Suntory (Japan). This
species originates on the higher grounds of the Canary Islands.

Senetti®’s are best to
use as an early spring patio plant with instant and beautiful colouring, that can be put outside
April and
Cineraria (Pericallis)
27

2151
JoleanJabour
JoleanJabour
Ledoboaria socialis
  Ledoboaria socialis February 26, 2012 2151
Blooming Time: In winter in the greenhouse, it blooms with very small, greenish-white flowers.
Culture: Ledebouria socialis need full sun to partial shade with a well-drained soil mix. We use a soil mix consisting of 1 part peat moss to 1 part loam to 2 parts sand or perlite. The plants are allowed to dry thoroughly in between waterings. Plants are fertilized on a monthly basis with a balanced
Ledoboaria socialis
28

934
Hoya
  Hoya February 26, 2012 934
[[]]http://www.mollystropicalplants.com/[[]]

[[]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoya[[]]
Hoya
This is Your Page
Edit Page
Add Images
29

800
Hoya
  Hoya February 26, 2012 800
[[]]http://www.mollystropicalplants.com/[[]]

[[]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoya[[]]
Hoya
This is Your Page
Edit Page
Add Images
30

281
natalyro
natalyro
  September 09, 2011 281
I found these two mushrooms and cant identify them, i looked everywhere! they seem to be very similar, except for the color, one is more red and the other is almost black/blue. please help!
they are about 2-3cm tall, i noticed they are a bit wet on top but it could've been due to humidity, however, i didnt see it on any other plants/fungus.
one of them is very red at the middle of the cap an
31

2786
natalyro
natalyro
  September 09, 2011 2786
I found these two mushrooms and cant identify them, i looked everywhere! they seem to be very similar, except for the color, one is more red and the other is almost black/blue. please help!
they are about 2-3cm tall, i noticed they are a bit wet on top but it could've been due to humidity, however, i didnt see it on any other plants/fungus.
one of them is very red at the middle of the cap an
32

8665
gardengeek
gardengeek
Hen and Chicks Flower
  Hen and Chicks Flower July 08, 2011 8665
These are great garden plants because they can handle freezing temperatures, and drought.

Hen and Chicks Flower
33

3493
gardengeek
gardengeek
Foraging Wild Edibles
  Foraging Wild Edibles March 20, 2011 3493
Foraging is one of the most empowering skills a person can have. Not only does it connect you to your environment, it enables you to utilize what is already around you, for free. Along with learning what to eat and how to eat it, one also learns how to use the plant for other things. It is also interesting to learn about our ancient past and the myths surrounding the plants that grow all around us Foraging Wild Edibles
34

3428
CrookedCreek
CrookedCreek
Lettuce in Bloom
  Lettuce in Bloom March 12, 2011 3428
Requires light, sandy, humus-rich, moist soil. Dry conditions can cause the plants to go to seed (known as bolting). It is normally grown by early and late sowing in sunny positions, or summer crops in shade.Ideally, lettuce plants require a rich, humous-laden soil that will hold moisture in the summer. They may require the soil to have lime added as a soil pH of 6.5 is just right. Quite often tho Lettuce in Bloom
35

13182
JulieDannenberg
JulieDannenberg
Cottony cushion scale
  Cottony cushion scale March 06, 2011 13182
-lives on citrus plants or on woody part of vine in my case
-looks like barnacles (peach or light orange colored)
-5mm to 8mm long
-ooses bright orange liquid when removed from plant (that's the egg sac that bursts)
-white hairs or "cotton-like" fibers that attach to plant are always longer on one end, creating about a 45 degree angle of attachment. These are the adult female
Cottony cushion scale
36

2720
Dracaena marginata
  Dracaena marginata March 02, 2011 2720
APG-III Classification:

Asparagaceae (Nolinoideae Subfamily)
[ druh-SEE-nuh mar-jin-NAY-tuh ]
USDA hardiness zones: 10B through 11
Optimal Soil pH: 6.0-6.5 [ strict to avoid chlorosis (<6.0) or iron deficiency (>6.5) ]

Optimal Temperature Range: 70-90°F

Optimal Soil Temperature: 70-80°F

Indoor Temperature Range: 70-80°F
At soil or air t
Dracaena marginata
This is Your Page
Edit Page
Add Images
37

2984
manicgardener
manicgardener
Madagascar Dragon Tree
  Madagascar Dragon Tree March 02, 2011 2984
APG-III Classification:
Asparagaceae (Nolinoideae Subfamily)

[ druh-SEE-nuh mar-jin-NAY-tuh ]

USDA hardiness zones: 10B through 11

Optimal Soil pH: 6.0-6.5 [ strict to avoid chlorosis (<6.0) or iron deficiency (>6.5) ]
Optimal Temperature Range: 70-90°F
Optimal Soil Temperature: 70-80°F
Indoor Temperature Range: 70-80°F

At soil or air tempe
Madagascar Dragon Tree
38

3094
rb21654
rb21654
Secrets To Orchids and Growing Indoor Plants
  Secrets To Orchids and Growing Indoor Plants February 08, 2011 3094
Growing indoor plants like orchids is an ideal way to establish attractive and peaceful settings while boosting a sense of happiness. In addition, growing indoor plants can be a fulfilling hobby and can help cleanse the air in your home.

To do well at growing indoor plants, you need to understand how the environment indoors affects orchids and how cultivation varies from growing them outdoo
Secrets To Orchids and Growing Indoor Plants
39

3396
rb21654
rb21654
Orchid Fertilizer - Caring For Orchids
  Orchid Fertilizer - Caring For Orchids February 06, 2011 3396
Orchids in their natural environment, obtain nutrients from organic matter that accumulates around their roots. When fertilizing orchids you provide them with the nutrients they need to help them flourish and also keeps your plants healthy.

It's best when fertilizing orchids is to fertilize often. Fertilize once a week or whenever you water, but only fertilize when they are actively growing
Orchid Fertilizer - Caring For Orchids
40

4741
rb21654
rb21654
Orchid Problems and Causes
  Orchid Problems and Causes January 26, 2011 4741
No matter what type of plant you grow you eventually are going to have problems. You will sooner or later have orchid problems if you grow orchids also.

Orchids can live for a very long time, and for this to happen the right conditions must exist and when problems do occur they must be dealt with immediately or you plants will suffer.

When growing orchids there are several orchid pro
Orchid Problems and Causes
41

3436
rb21654
rb21654
Orchid Maintenance - Keeping Your Orchids Healthy
  Orchid Maintenance - Keeping Your Orchids Healthy January 20, 2011 3436
Several things come to mind when talking about orchid maintenance and the proper way to care for them. Some of the things that do come to mind are how much light do they need, how much and when to water them, the correct temperature, when to fertilize and how often, the type of potting material to use, and ventilation. These are all important factors in good orchid maintenance.

Light

Orchid Maintenance - Keeping Your Orchids Healthy
42

7077
rb21654
rb21654
Facts About Orchid Types - Popular Orchids
  Facts About Orchid Types - Popular Orchids January 16, 2011 7077
Orchidaceae, commonly referred to as the Orchid family. It is currently believed to be the second largest family of flowering plants in the world with over 25,000 species of orchids and more than 100,000 hybrids.

The number of orchid types equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species.

In fact there are only two different orchid
Facts About Orchid Types - Popular Orchids
43

2840
rb21654
rb21654
Tips on how to Water Orchids
  Tips on how to Water Orchids January 13, 2011 2840
Knowing how to water orchids may seem fairly easy but they do require a little different procedure than watering other household plants. One of the quickest and easiest ways to kill an orchid is to over water it. Watering orchids is one of the critical keys to the success to orchid culture.

There are many variables in how to water orchids and knowing the factors that affect how often you wa
Tips on how to Water Orchids
44

2220
rb21654
rb21654
Orchid Information - Enjoy the amazing world of orchids
  Orchid Information - Enjoy the amazing world of orchids December 12, 2010 2220
Even You can Grow orchids with EASE when you have accurate Orchid Information.

Have you ever asked or thought to yourself if it could be possible to grow orchids, or
thought you would like to grow an orchid but don't know anything about how to grow
them.

A lot of people are under the assumption or feel that orchids are expensive and require
a lot of work to grow. Orchids hav
Orchid Information - Enjoy the amazing world of orchids
45

2090
boscoi
boscoi
sapomiel melon
  sapomiel melon December 05, 2010 2090
I grew 4 plants in Flint Mi in 2010 had great results harvesting 18 melons between 5.5 and 14 lbs.
They were the sweetest melons I have ever tasted, and very easy to determine when to pick (the green
rind starts to turn yellow)this link will show one just turning
yellow.

[[]]http://gurneys.com/search.asp?eid=100406GUM&ss=Melon&sid=504510&utm_s
ource=msn&utm_medium=cpc&utm
sapomiel melon
46

2630
Thunder
Thunder
Companion Planting
  Companion Planting October 07, 2010 2630
Companion planting has a history as old as agriculture itself. The early Chinese used the mosquito fern as a companion for rice crops. The Native Americans used the system called The Three Sisters, which utilized Corn, Beans, and Squash together. It has been used to assist plants in their nutrient uptake, pest control, and pollination. It is commonly used in the Square Foot Gardening and Organic G Companion Planting
47

5625
Thunder
Thunder
Seaside Goldenrod
  Seaside Goldenrod October 07, 2010 5625
Introduced to Britain in 1699.

Medicinal Uses: Goldenrod has also been used as part of a tincture to aid in cleansing of the kidney/bladder during a healing fast, in conjunction with Potassium broth and specific juices. A poultice is used for boils, burns, headache, toothache, wounds, and sores. Native Americans chewed the leaves to relieve sore throats and chewed the roots to relieve tooth
Seaside Goldenrod
48

2528
tktikara
tktikara
Water hyacinth
  Water hyacinth September 30, 2010 2528
More detailed information on this plant can be found here - [[]]http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/plants/weeds/aqua010.html[[]]

Its a non-native invasive freshwater plant. (Weed for short lol)
Water hyacinth
49

2760
Biocentric333
Biocentric333
Pink Azalea
  Pink Azalea September 20, 2010 2760
According to Wikipedia "Azalea plants are very toxic to equines, sheep and goats, but cause no
problems in cats or dogs." Their blossoms are also used in a traditional Korean grape wine
called
Tugyonju.
[[]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azalea[[]]

[[]]http://www.azaleas.org/azxintro.
html[[]]
Pink Azalea
50

2778
Biocentric333
Biocentric333
variegated spurge, whitemargined spurge
  variegated spurge, whitemargined spurge August 21, 2010 2778
This annual shrub is native to parts of North America with temperate climates. It grows to be
anywhere between 18-24" (45-60 cm)in height with bloom times from mid Summer to early
Fall.

Beware of this plant if you have any allergies to rubber. The plant is also toxic if
ingested.
[[]]http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/221/[[]]
[[]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eu
phorbia_marginata
variegated spurge, whitemargined spurge
51

6193
Thunder
Thunder
Goldenrain tree
  Goldenrain tree August 20, 2010 6193
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 th
Goldenrain tree
52

4043
Thunder
Thunder
Yarrow
  Yarrow August 05, 2010 4043
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
Yarrow
53

7186
Thunder
Thunder
Sorghum
  Sorghum August 04, 2010 7186
Commonly known as sorgo, sweet sorghum was introduced into North America from China in 1850, although its ancestry traces back to Egypt

Sorghum bicolor is an important crop providing food and fodder in the semi-arid tropics of the world. It is a staple food for more than 500 million people in more than 30 countries, although maize has to some extent replaced its use in southern Africa.. It
Sorghum
54

2761
Thunder
Thunder
Avocado
  Avocado July 31, 2010 2761
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. 1470–c. 1528) in 1518 or 1519 Avocado
55

4444
Thunder
Thunder
Herbal Anti-virals
  Herbal Anti-virals July 28, 2010 4444
Anti-virals, like antibiotics, are intended to attack one class of infectious diseases, the viruses. And like antibiotics…. with less and less of the prescription ones seeming to work well.

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa ) - Although virtually unheard of in the United States until recently, the beneficial effects of the Peruvian herb Uncaria tomentosa have been studied at research facilities
Herbal Anti-virals
56

12725
Thunder
Thunder
Poisons and Treatments
  Poisons and Treatments July 24, 2010 12725
Paracelsus, the father of toxicology, once wrote: "Everything is poison, there is poison in everything. Only the dose makes a thing not a poison."

Plants have different types of toxins; each acts differently, with diverse symptoms, and treatments. Here is a small look into those toxins.

---Aconite---

Symptoms: Tingling of the mouth and numbness, soon extending to the
Poisons and Treatments
57

5694
gardengeek
gardengeek
Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert
  Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert July 19, 2010 5694
Here are a few plants and animals found near Delta, Utah. This area is the most remote area in the
United States. Also one of the most desolate. These creatures are highly adapted to extreme drought,
heat, and even freezing
temperatures.
===================================

PLANTS

==========================
=========

[[]]http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=2440[[]]<
Plants and Wildlife of the Utah Desert
58

3600
gardengeek
gardengeek
Green Ephedra
  Green Ephedra July 19, 2010 3600
Ephedra is a genus of gymnosperm shrubs, the only genus in the family Ephedraceae and order Ephedrales. These plants occur in dry climates over a wide area mainly in the northern hemisphere, across southern Europe, north Africa, southwest and central Asia, southwestern North America, and, in the southern hemisphere, in South America south to Patagonia.
The Chinese name is má huáng
Green Ephedra
59

4336
Thunder
Thunder
Marigold
  Marigold July 18, 2010 4336
Medicinal Uses: The whole herb is anthelmintic, aromatic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, sedative, and stomachic. It is used internally in the treatment of indigestion, colic, severe constipation, coughs, and dysentery. Externally, it is used to treat sores, ulcers, and eczema. Used to treat sore eyes and rheumatism. The leaves are harvested as required for immediate use during the growing seas Marigold
60

3385
Thunder
Thunder
Persimmon
  Persimmon July 18, 2010 3385
Used as food and medicine by many Native American tribes. The persimmon native to North America is the diaspyros virginiana that the Algonquin Indians called "putchamin, pasiminan, or pessamin," depending on the dialect of the tribe.

Medicinal Uses: A decoction of the boiled fruit was used to treat bloody stools. (This probably refers to the unripe fruit, which is very astringent)
Persimmon
61

3648
Thunder
Thunder
Garden Strawberry
  Garden Strawberry July 18, 2010 3648
The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France, in 1740 via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America , which was noted for its flavor, and Fragaria chiloensis from Chile and Argentina brought by Amédée-François Frézier, which was noted for its large size

1629 is the date assigned to the introduction of the Scarlet Strawberry from Virgin
Garden Strawberry
62

3912
Thunder
Thunder
Cumin
  Cumin July 16, 2010 3912
Egyptians were growing it in 3000 BC. It is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments (Isaiah 27. 25 and 27, and Matthew 23.23).

The Romans and Greeks used Cumin as a medicine and as a cosmetic (on the skin, it can make your skin pale). The Romans also used it for cooking, and introduced Cumin to Britain and Europe where it remained popular until the Middle Ages. The Roman food writer, A
Cumin
63

3072
Thunder
Thunder
Chives
  Chives July 16, 2010 3072
Chives have been cultivated in Europe since the Middle Ages, although signs of its usage date back to 5000 years ago

Chives were used in traditional folk medicine to treat intestinal parasites, enhance the immune system, stimulate digestion, and treat anemia.

Medicinal Uses: They are a great blood cleanser and for fighting fungal infections, mildew, and scab. All Alliums can be used
Chives
64

1609
Thunder
Thunder
Kitchen Medicine - Part 1
  Kitchen Medicine - Part 1 July 15, 2010 1609
No matter where we find ourselves, there will always be times when we are not our healthiest. If you depend on a family doctor, that requires you to see him or a substitute when the need arises. If you follow herbal practices with your health, that requires that you know the plants in the area in which you find yourself, and that changes with environment.

One constant in our new, modern age
Kitchen Medicine - Part 1
65

2103
Thunder
Thunder
Kitchen Medicine - Part 2
  Kitchen Medicine - Part 2 July 15, 2010 2103
Nuts

Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) - Claimed health benefits include improved complexion, improved movement of food through the colon (feces) and the prevention of cancer

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) - Cashew contains healthy monounsaturated fat that promotes good cardiovascular health, because monounsaturated fats reduce high triglyceride levels, which are associated with incr
Kitchen Medicine - Part 2
66

3003
Thunder
Thunder
Sweet Basil
  Sweet Basil July 15, 2010 3003
Medicinal Uses: Basil has been occasionally used for mild nervous disorders and for the alleviation of wandering rheumatic pains- the dried leaves, in the form of snuff, are said to be a cure for nervous headaches.

An infusion of the green herb in boiling water is good for all obstructions of the internal organs, arrests vomiting, and allays nausea.

The seeds have been reckoned effic
Sweet Basil
67

2906
Thunder
Thunder
Black Pepper
  Black Pepper July 15, 2010 2906
Pepper has been used as a spice in India since prehistoric times. Peppercorns were a much prized trade good, often referred to as "black gold" and used as a form of commodity money. The term "peppercorn rent" still exists today.

The ancient history of black pepper is often interlinked with (and confused with) that of long pepper, the dried fruit of closely related Piper
Black Pepper
68

2705
Thunder
Thunder
Common Bean
  Common Bean July 15, 2010 2705
Beans are one of the longest-cultivated plants, broad beans having been grown at least since ancient Egypt, and the common bean for six thousand years in the Americas.

Medicinal Uses: Diuretic
Bean pods are effective in lowing blood sugar levels and can be used (with the concurrence of a doctor) for mild cases of diabetes. A bean pod diet for this purpose would mean eating 9-16 lb. of po
Common Bean
69

2120
Thunder
Thunder
Beets
  Beets July 15, 2010 2120
In earlier times, people exclusively ate the beet greens and not the roots. The ancient Romans were one of the first civilizations to cultivate beets to use their roots as food. The tribes that invaded Rome were responsible for spreading beets throughout northern Europe where they were first used for animal fodder and later for human consumption becoming more popular in the 16th century.

Be
Beets
70

2780
Thunder
Thunder
Broccoli
  Broccoli July 15, 2010 2780
It has been popular in Italy since the days of the Roman Empire. However, records indicate this vegetable was unknown in England until a relatively recent few hundred years ago. It has become popular in the United States only since last century. Broccoli has been grown for more than two thousand years. During the 16th century, Broccoli was grown in Italy and France. It began to be commercially gro Broccoli
71

3793
Thunder
Thunder
Common Wheat
  Common Wheat July 14, 2010 3793
Wheat has been a food crop for mankind since the beginning of agriculture. Carbonized grains dating to at least as early as 6750 B.C. have been found in Iraq, and many other findings in Eastern Mediterranean countries are nearly as old. The Middle East is probably the area of origin, and wheat apparently spread throughout Europe not later than the Stone Age.

The cultivation of wheat began t
Common Wheat
72

2575
Thunder
Thunder
English Walnut
  English Walnut July 14, 2010 2575
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 English Walnut
73

2071
Thunder
Thunder
Yerba maté
  Yerba maté July 12, 2010 2071
Name meaning: The word mate is Spanish for "gourd," and refers to the small gourd cup in which the tea beverage traditionally is served throughout South America.

The word hierba is Spanish for grass or herb; yerba is a variant spelling of it which is quite common in Argentina. Mate is from the Quechua mati, meaning "cup". "Yerba maté" is therefore litera
Yerba maté
74

3545
Thunder
Thunder
American Witch Hazel
  American Witch Hazel July 12, 2010 3545
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
American Witch Hazel
75

2391
Thunder
Thunder
Saffron Crocus
  Saffron Crocus July 10, 2010 2391
The history of saffron cultivation reaches back more than 3,000 years. The wild precursor of domesticated saffron crocus was Crocus cartwrightianus. Human cultivators bred wild specimens by selecting for unusually long stigmas. Thus, a sterile mutant form of C. cartwrightianus, C. sativus, emerged in late Bronz Age Crete. Experts believe saffron was first documented in a 7th century BC Assyrian bo Saffron Crocus
76

2028
Thunder
Thunder
Turmeric
  Turmeric July 10, 2010 2028
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of ailments.

Turmeric can obviously stand the test of time. It has been worshipped, reveled and revered by people for centuries, and still today it is one of the most significant players in the prevention of serious disease as well as the general afflictions of living. Much more research is underway to prove scientifi
Turmeric
77

5780
Thunder
Thunder
Impala Lily
  Impala Lily July 10, 2010 5780
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
Impala Lily
78

2959
Thunder
Thunder
Bellflower
  Bellflower July 09, 2010 2959
Cultivation: These plants should be planted in fertile, moist, but well-drained soil in a sunny or partially shaded position, 12 to 18 inches apart. The young leaves of C. persicifolia 'Telham Beauty' is susceptible to attack by slugs. C. Glomerata 'Superba' should be divided and replanted often to keep it growing actively. Some of these plants may need to be supported with stakes or some other de Bellflower
79

3483
Thunder
Thunder
Anthurium
  Anthurium July 09, 2010 3483
Cultivation: Like other Aroids, many species of Anthurium can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates in shady spots. They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter. In milder climates the plants can be grown in pots of soil. Indoors plants thrive at temperatures between 60-72 °F / 16-22 °C and at lower light than other house plants. Wiping the leaves off with water will Anthurium
80

3172
Thunder
Thunder
Tower of Jewels
  Tower of Jewels July 09, 2010 3172
Cultivation: does best in well-draining arid, neutral sandy soil in a sunny location. Red bugloss is hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees C). It self-sows freely so deadhead spent flowers if you do not wish to have any volunteer plants next season. This is a fast growing tall plant so provide stake for support. Tenerife bugloss is low maintenance; deer would not go near it. It is monoca Tower of Jewels
81

2565
Thunder
Thunder
Fynbos Aloe
  Fynbos Aloe July 09, 2010 2565
It was the first aloe from South Africa to be introduced into Europe. It flowered in Amsterdam in 1689. An illustration of Aloe succotrina first appeared in 1691 in Plukenet's "Phytographia" and shortly afterwards it was figured by Jan Monickx (1689-1690) in Commelin's "Hort. Amst" in 1697. Although it found its way to Europe so early, this aloe does not appear on the famous li Fynbos Aloe
82

3121
Thunder
Thunder
Sego Palm
  Sego Palm July 09, 2010 3121
Medicinal Uses: The leaves are used in the treatment of cancer and hepatoma. The terminal shoot is astringent and diuretic. The seed is emmenagogue, expectorant, and tonic. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism. Substances extracted from the seeds are used to inhibit the growth of malignant tumors

Food Uses: Seed - raw or cooked. They can be dried and ground into a powder then mixed wit
Sego Palm
83

3180
Thunder
Thunder
Croton
  Croton July 09, 2010 3180
Cultivation: Crotons develop their best leaf colors when planted in shifting sun. Plants placed in shade or semi-shade tends to develop a large amount of green color. Soil should be enriched with compost, muck, or peat moss, and the plants fertilized regularly with a general purpose fertilizer, preferable one that has an high acidic rating, such as an azalea fertilizer. Also, up until September, u Croton
84

4195
Thunder
Thunder
Japanese pittosporum
  Japanese pittosporum July 08, 2010 4195
This genus, Pittosporum, contains over 200 species of trees and shrubs native to the tropical regions of the world and most in the southern hemisphere. It was classified by Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820, who was perhaps the most famous of all the early plant explorers and among the founders of the Horticultural Society of London. He named it from the Greek for pitch and seed referring to the sticky Japanese pittosporum
85

26032
Thunder
Thunder
Leaves
  Leaves July 06, 2010 26032
Leaves are the above ground organ specialized for photosynthesis. Leaves are made to catch light and have openings to allow water and air to come and go. The outer surface of the leaf has a waxy coating called a cuticle, which protects the leaf. Veins carry water and nutrients within the leaf.

Leaves have different shapes, edges, venation, etc that will help to identify the plant.

Ar
Leaves
86

1840
Thunder
Thunder
Terminology Related to Leaves
  Terminology Related to Leaves July 06, 2010 1840
Shape:

In botany, leaf shape is characterized with the following terms (botanical Latin terms in brackets):

Acicular (acicularis): Slender and pointed, needle-like

Acuminate (acuminata): Tapering to a long point

Aristate (aristata): Ending in a stiff, bristle-like point

Bipinnate (bipinnata): Each leaflet also pinnate

Compound: The combination of one leafl
Terminology Related to Leaves
87

3725
Thunder
Thunder
Split Leaf Philodenron
  Split Leaf Philodenron July 06, 2010 3725
Windowleaf was formerly grown in greenhouses in England for the edible fruits, called cerimans or monsteras, and is still cultivated for that purpose (outdoors) in parts of Central America, Australia, California and South Florida. Plants need especially ideal conditions, consisting of high humidity, constantly warm temperatures and bright, indirect light, before they will produce fruit. Plants cul Split Leaf Philodenron
88

5941
Thunder
Thunder
Angel’s Trumpet
  Angel’s Trumpet July 06, 2010 5941
It has been used as an admixture plant in ayahuasca brews as well as in poisons and medicines in S. America

Brugmansia suaveolens is widely used amongst the Ingano and Siona Indians of the warmer Amazon lowlands. It is used as a medicine and a narcotic. Plants containing atropine and scopolamine have also been used for centuries in other parts of the world and the alkaloids themselves have
Angel’s Trumpet
89

1826
baddkar
baddkar
Unknown
  Unknown July 05, 2010 1826
In shade of other plants in soil with those white pellets Unknown
90

5092
Thunder
Thunder
Oxalis
  Oxalis July 03, 2010 5092
Food Uses: Its leaves, flowers, and roots are edible, but beware that consumption of its leaves in large quantities is detrimental as they contain oxalic acid.

Leaves - raw or cooked. A pleasant acid flavor. Use in moderation, see notes at top of sheet, Flowers - raw. A pleasant and decorative addition to the salad bowl. Most children really adore eating the flowers raw. Root - raw or cooke
Oxalis
91

4412
Thunder
Thunder
Trout Lily
  Trout Lily July 03, 2010 4412
Medicinal Uses: Trout Lily is used in alternative medicine as contraceptive, diuretic, emetic, emollient, febrifuge, stimulant. The leaves and bulb are crushed and used to dress wounds and reduce swellings, for scrofula and other skin problems. A medicinal tea made from the root and leaf is said to reduce fever and fainting, tea also taken for ulcers, tumors and swollen glands

The plant was
Trout Lily
92

3009
Thunder
Thunder
Comfrey
  Comfrey July 03, 2010 3009
Comfrey has long been known in Britain as a medicinal herb, its common name was ‘knitbone’. Supposed to assist in healing broken bones and skin complaints, many still use products from it for those purposes.

In the nineteenth century a Quaker smallholder, Henry Doubleday, became intrigued by the possibilities of Russian Comfrey as a useful crop. Leap forward to 1954 and Lawrence D Hills too
Comfrey
93

4609
Thunder
Thunder
Golden Barrel Cactus
  Golden Barrel Cactus July 01, 2010 4609
Despite being one of the most popular cacti in cultivation, it is rare and critically endangered in the wild.

Cultivation: While easy to grow, these plants do have some basic requirements; an average minimum winter temperature of 12°C, good drainage with less watering in winter. Excess water in cool periods may lead to rot. Golden Barrels are hardy to about 15ºF (-8ºC) for bri
Golden Barrel Cactus
94

4598
Thunder
Thunder
Guinea-Fowl Aloe
  Guinea-Fowl Aloe July 01, 2010 4598
Cultivation: Easy to grow, requiring very little care. Plant in well drained, rich soil in ample sun. The plants will benefit from a regular mulch of compost. Can withstand long periods of drought, but they will thrive and flower more profusely if watered in the correct season. Can be grown almost anywhere in the country, but prefer warmer climates. Only a few species can withstand severe frost. Guinea-Fowl Aloe
95

3292
Thunder
Thunder
Haworthia
  Haworthia July 01, 2010 3292
Cultivation: The key to growing this succulent is fast draining soil and bright filtered light. They take very well to container culture and are popular subjects for small high quality pots. Under dry conditions and bright light, the leaves may take on deeper color or red tones. Growers produce haworthias in clumps or as individuals depending on the species. Plants appreciate frequent division for Haworthia
96

6231
Thunder
Thunder
Foxtail Agave
  Foxtail Agave June 30, 2010 6231
The original specimens were sent to Kew by the explorer Galeotti in 1834, from an unspecified location in central Mexico

Cultivation: Although Agave attenuata survives in poor soils, it does best in rich soils ( 2 parts peat moss to 1 part loam to 1 part sand). The plant is extremely drought tolerant but does better with ample moisture. As plants get older, they produce stout trunks up to 5
Foxtail Agave
97

2248
Thunder
Thunder
Coral Aloe
  Coral Aloe June 30, 2010 2248
Cultivation: Aloe striata is a popular and most rewarding garden plant. It is relatively easy to cultivate under a wide variety of climatic conditions provided it is planted in a well-drained situation in full sun and given adequate water but not over-watered. It can withstand extreme frost and prolonged drought. This species is not only very showy when in flower but also during the rest of the ye Coral Aloe
98

2276
Thunder
Thunder
Aloe
  Aloe June 29, 2010 2276
Man has used aloe for over 5000 years. Egyptians first wrote of the healing powers of the plant on their ancient papyrus texts calling it the plant of immortality. Cleopatra and Nefertiti bathed in aloe juice to retain their youth and beautiful looks. Aloe is mentioned several times in the Bible. It was used in the burial of Jesus. History and legend tells that Aristotle convinced Alexander the Gr Aloe
99

7553
Thunder
Thunder
Tobacco Hornworm/Carolina Sphinx Moth Larvae
  Tobacco Hornworm/Carolina Sphinx Moth Larvae June 26, 2010 7553
Life Cycle: The adult moth lays eggs on the undersides of tomato leaves in late spring. The eggs hatch in six to eight days and the larvae pass through five or six stages, maturing fully in three to four weeks. The fully grown larvae then burrow into the soil to pupate. The pupa may remain in the soil all winter and emerge as a moth the following spring, or, if the weather conditions are suitable, Tobacco Hornworm/Carolina Sphinx Moth Larvae
100

4177
Thunder
Thunder
Brown Garden Snail
  Brown Garden Snail June 26, 2010 4177
Diet: Juvenile and adult snails feed on a wide variety of plants and small plants may be totally consumed. Feeding snails leave ragged holes and slime trails on plants. Snails graze on a wide variety of food sources many feeding on algae, animal feces, carrion, centipedes, fungi, green plants, insects, lichens, worms, and other slugs

Other Notes: Considered both an agricultural pest and a d
Brown Garden Snail

Phylogenetic Tree of Life

Learn how to create a custom
Tree of Life

NEW!
Share "Brown Garden Snail"


+ Facebook + Twitter + Digg + Stumbleupon



    © Copyright 2006 - 2014 HealthyHomeGardening.com. All Rights Reserved.
Português
Database Web Design by Artatom