* 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 plant was used for food and fiber by local Native American peoples such as the Havasupai.
The sole species, Pseudolarix amabilis, is commonly known as the golden larch, though it is not a true larch (Larix), being more closely related to Keteleeria, Abies and Cedrus. * Golden Larch is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology.
Dragon's blood has a number of traditional medical uses, although dragon's blood obtained from Dracaena draco was not known until the 15th century. * Being a monocotyledon, it does not display any annual or growth rings so the age of the tree can only...
* It grows on dry granite and sandstone outcrops of mountain slopes at 50-500 m altitude. * In the wild they are often shrub-like. * The tree was first discovered in 1849 at Stone Mountain, Georgia, where several specimens grow along the popular walk-up...
'Northern Pearls' is a compact cultivar that grows to 6-8' tall and features racemes (3-5" long) of 5-petaled white flowers (to 2" diameter) which bloom in early spring. Elliptic, serrate, pale green leaves (to 3" long) turn yellow in fall.
* Laurel oak is fast growing and matures in about 50 years. It is in the red oak section Quercus sect. The acorns are hemispheric in shape and 0.35 to 0.6 inches(9 to 16.5mm) by 0.35 to 0.6 inches(9 to 16.5mm).
Common Name: Laurel Oak, Darlington Oak, Sand Laurel Oak, Laurel-leaf Oak
Tomentosa Michx.) is a species of Fraxinus (ash) native to eastern North America , primarily in the United States , with a scattered distribution on the Atlantic coastal plain and interior lowland river valleys from southern Maryland northwest to Indiana...
The Latin species name means thick leaf. The wood is very strong; the lumber is mixed with other southern elm species and sold as rock elm. * The Cedar Elm is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree growing to 24-27 m tall with a rounded crown.
This is most rapid in the first season after a fire. Three consecutive years of shoot destruction may kill all plants affected. Specimens in drier and sandier areas are shrub-like, have rhizomes and smaller leaves than usual.
* Native to the U.S. Southwest, where it is sometimes used as a street or shade tree; 3-5 leaflets per leaf; dark gray scaly ridged bark; velvety young shoots, downy leaves. * A fairly wind resistant tree, it can be grown as part of a shelterbelt planting.
It has also been introduced to Belize , Costa Rica and Nicaragua , growing at 1200–3000 m altitude. * Often has drooping branchlets; foliage green; half-inch cones; native to Mexico and Central America.
Common Name: Cedar-of-Goa, Mexican White Cedar, Mexican Cypress
It is upright and vase-shaped, reaching 2–4 m (7–13 ft) in height, bearing large trumpet-shaped dark pink flowers with prominent yellow-tipped white stamens. * Hibiscus syriacus is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, native to much...
They are white and open well after sunset and close in mid-afternoon. This characteristic enables the saguaro to survive during periods of drought. * The saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) is an arborescent (tree-like) cactus species in the monotypic genus...
* The fruit can be used as a pickle like olives. The fruit is up to 18mm long, it has a thin pulp and contains 1 - 3 rounded seeds. * Grown for its masses of glorious, delicate, white, slightly fragrant flowers in May; of open, spreading habit; native...
Quantity: 4.69 lb
Crop Year: 2017
Common Name: White Fringetree, Old Man's Beard, Grancy Grey Beard
* Although it can grow to the height of 25 meters, many specimens are seen as shrubs 3–5 m tall with many small trunks. The seed ripens in late autumn and, when stored in its shell in a cool place, will keep for at least 6 months.
It is native to the southeastern United States and as far north as the Great Lakes . Plants are often found in very acid soils in the wild. * Andropogon virginicus is a species of grass known by several common names, including broomsedge bluestem and...
Crop Year: 2017
Common Name: Broom-sedge, Broomsedge Bluestem, Broom Sedge
It is cold hardy as well as tolerant of heat. Excellent for use in salads or steamed. * Fordhook is a well known and very popular variety of Swiss Chard. * The large stalks are topped by deep green leaves.
It is used for construction, firewood, and railroad ties. * Unlike virtually all members of this genus, trees of this species can be coppiced. * The wood of the Pinus leiophylla is hard, dense and strong.
* A perennial, often grows into an impressive clump with beautiful silvery plumes, especially with female plants; native to southern South America. The most commonly repeated version states that in the UK and Ireland a patch of pampas grass is planted...