The seed usually germinates within 2 weeks. * The foliage was burned by the Cherokee as a natural insecticide, to smoke out gnats. * It is still used medicinally in the present day; however, there are adverse effects that limit its use.
* Yellowish flowers marked with rusty red, particularly on the inside; in spikes; biennial or short-lived perennial; full or part sun, dry, well-drained soil; flowering in summer; native to southern Europe and Turkey.
After being dried they are cooked in water to make a sweet aromatic porridge that is called 'mazamorra' in S. They can be slowly baked. In the 1990s, a quick expansion of cultivated land with maca was seen.
Miyabeanum , and P. * The Iceland Poppy ( Papaver nudicaule syn. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous , containing (like all poppies) toxic alkaloids . Macounii ) is a boreal flowering plant.
* The seed can be sprouted and added to salads. The plants have showy blooms in early to mid spring. Typically the first year of growth produces a mound of foliage and flowering occurs the second year, plants are normally biennials but a number of races...
The species name campestre means "of the fields". * Trifolium campestre , commonly known as Hop Trefoil and Low Hop Clover , is a species of clover native to Europe and western Asia , growing in most areas, but specifically thriving on dry, sandy grassland...
It is used to treat conditions caused by an 'overload' of toxins, such as throat and other infections, boils, rashes and other skin problems. * This species is native to the temperate regions of the old world, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, and...
* A perennial grass, to 3', with erect stems and leaves, very narrow; flowers and seedheads lax; native to Eurasia. * Stipa capillata is a perennial grass species in the family Poaceae , native to Europe and Asia .
* High in Vitamins! * They are excellent raw or cooked , having a mild sweet flavor. * Purple Top White Globe Turnip is an outstanding Heirloom variety. * The purple topped turnip root will reach 4-5 inches in diameter and matures in 40 to 60 days.
Common Name: Turnip, Purple Top White Globe Turnip
* Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits. * It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Mar to April. * It is hardy to zone 3 and is not frost tender. * Bergenia crassifolia is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
* The flower looks something like a monkeys face, hence the common and genus names, the latter from the Latin mimus (a buffoon). Best in part shade. Naturalizes in optimum growing conditions by both self-seeding and creeping rhizomes.
* Ginseng has a history of herbal use going back over 5,000 years. * Ginseng is characterized by the presence of ginsenosides. * The German Commission E Monographs, a therapeutic guide to herbal medicine, approve Panax ginseng for lack of stamina.
They are also used to give colour and flavour to glutinous-rice dumplings (Mochi). * The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. * Artemisia vulgaris ( mugwort or common wormwood ) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia which have common names that...
Common Name: Mugwort, Common Wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, St. John's Plant
* The seeds have been used in making cough syrups. * In Virginia, Penthorum sedoides grows in habitats such as alluvial swamps, floodplain pools, rocky or sandy shores, fens, marshes, beaver ponds, and disturbed wetlands.
* Agave utahensis is a species of agave known by the common name Utah agave. * The heart of the plant is very rich in saccharine matter and can be eaten when baked. The fruits are capsules 1 to 3 centimeters long and containing black seed.
* The name "Burning-bush" derives from the volatile oils produced by the plant, which can catch fire readily in hot weather, leading to comparisons with the burning bush of the Bible , including the suggestion that this is the plant involved there.
The inflorescence is a raceme of flowers occupying the top of the stem. It is a readily available ornamental plant for the flower garden. It is native to Morocco , but it can be found elsewhere growing wild as an introduced species , such as California...
They are taken both internally and externally in the treatment of syphilitic, cancerous and other foul ulcers. * Clematis recta , the Erect Clematis or Ground virginsbower , is a species of Clematis unusual in that it is a free-standing shrub rather than...
Its dark green leaves can be used much like spinach, raw in salads or steamed. * Corn salad was originally foraged by European peasants until Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie, royal gardener of King Louis XIV, introduced it to the world.
Height: 6-12 inches
Seeds Per Pound: 252,222
Common Name: Lewiston Cornsalad, Common Cornsalad, Lamb's Lettuce, Corn Salad, Rapunzel, Field Salad
Perforatum is sometimes called Common St John's wort to differentiate it. These last two compounds have been shown to have potent anti-retroviral activity without serious side effects and they are being researched in the treatment of AIDS.
* Something like a 6" wide daisy, with this difference: it is stemless, growing prostrate on the ground; blooms in May or June; coarse, deeply lobed leaves; likes a scree soil; a rock garden plant or curiosity native to the Mediterranean.
* Grow in sun or partial shade in peat or moss. They can be grown successfully in a plastic basin or in a pot that is standing in a deep saucer of water. * Sarracenia flava , the Yellow pitcher plant , is a carnivorous plant in the family Sarraceniaceae...