* Juniperus osteosperma ( Utah Juniper ; syn. The wax can be used to make aromatic candles. It is native to the southwestern United States , in Utah , Nevada , Arizona , western New Mexico , western Colorado , Wyoming , southern Montana , southern Idaho...
* Habitat and Range: sandy, gravelly, or rocky slopes, often growing in areas underlain by limestone bedrock. * The bark is cathartic, febrifuge and tonic. A decoction of the roots has been used in the treatment of kidney complaints and TB.
Height: 6-10 feet
Common Name: Roundleaved Dogwood, Roundleaf Dogwood
* The Common Rue ( Ruta graveolens ), also known as Herb-of-grace , is a species of rue grown as a herb . The plant contains flavonoids (notably rutin) that reduce capillary fragility, which might explain the plants reputation as an eye strengthener.
* It is one of the alleged "50 fundamental herbs" used in traditional Chinese medicine. The thorns of Gleditsia sinensis are used as a medicinal herb in China and Korea and may have antitumor properties.
* The young pliable twigs are woven into baskets. * It is pollinated primarily by large bees in the family Apidae, such as carpenter bees, bumblebees, Anthophora, and Centris. * It is cultivated for its large, showy flowers, and tolerance of hot, dry...
* Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa is popularly and poetically known as Jacaranda City or Jakarandastad in Afrikaans. * The unusually shaped pods are often gathered, cleaned and decorated for use on Christmas trees and in dried arrangements.
* Ponderosa pine was employed medicinally by several native North American Indian tribes, who valued it especially for its antiseptic and vulnerary properties, using it to treat a range of skin problems, cuts, wounds, burns etc.
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 5
Common Name: Ponderosa Pine, Southwestern Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine
Seed - ground into a flour. It is partly below ground. The fruits are capsules 1 to 3 centimeters long and containing black seed. Sweet and delicious, but rather fibrous. It can be fermented into 'Mescal', a very potent alcoholic drink.
* Succeeds in poor soils and, once established, tolerates drought. In Eurasian herbalism, this plant has a long history of use as a febrifuge. * In its native habitat, the flowers are eaten fresh, and the leaves are smoked like tobacco for its euphoriant...
* The fruit can be used as a pickle like olives. * Grown for its masses of glorious, delicate, white, slightly fragrant flowers in May; of open, spreading habit; native to the southeastern United States but hardy nearly everywhere; dark green leaf sometimes...
Rhus cotinus (Eurasian smoketree, smoke tree, or smoke bush) is a species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae, native to a large area from southern Europe, east across central Asia and the Himalayas to northern China.
* Native to the Mediterranean region, statice (also commonly called notchleaf status) is noted for producing clusters of papery, funnel-shaped flowers in summer. * It is occasionally seen on the California coast where it is an introduced species and landscaping...
* Nicotiana glauca is a species of wild tobacco known by the common name tree tobacco. Plants can survive the winter outdoors in the milder parts of Britain, though they usually act as herbaceous perennials in such conditions.
It requires a minimum of 140 days from planting to harvest. Worldwide, the figure is about 90% of all production for this species. * Gossypium hirsutum , known as Upland Cotton or Mexican Cotton , is the most widely planted species of cotton in the United...
* An attractive, variable plant, often with a vertical central leader, horizontal side branches, and drooping branchlets; a loose, open habit; sharp, needlelike bright green foliage; native to Japan, Korea, North China * Succeeds in most soils if they...
Its leaves resemble those of an Ash tree. * A very ornamental plant, it should be planted into its permanent position as soon as possible because it dislikes root disturbance. When the plant is bruised, this smell becomes more like fine balsam.
It is juicy, sweet, fleshy, slightly aromatic. * Native to southeastern U.S.; lavender-pink or bluish flowers from mid- to late summer, followed by bright purple, violet, or magenta fruits in great profusion.
* These shrubs are usually found in wooded and bushy areas, on sunny, warm and dry slopes and around forest edges. * This plant occurs in northeastern Spain and in central Mediterranean countries up to northern Europe and to Asia Minor and Tunisia.