Cactus and Other Succulents

Cactus and Other Succulents A cactus (plural: cactuses, cacti) is any member of the plant family Cactaceae, native to the Americas (with one exception, Rhipsalis baccifera, which is native to parts of the Old World). They are often used as ornamental plants, and some are also crop plants for fodder, forage, fruits, cochineal, and other uses. Cactuses are part of…

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Lotus flowers

Lotus flowers Lotuses are perhaps the most spectacular plants in aquatic environments. The Chinese say that, once having seen the growing lotus, you never forget it. The lotus flowers have color from red, pink, pale yellow to creamy white. A separate, long, tubular stalk supports each flower and each large round leaf.The sacred Lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, is an extreme important…

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Rose

Rose [media id=8 width=500 height=400] Flos Rosae Rugosae Alias – Lake flowers, Rosa flowers. Sources – for the Rosaceae Rose Rosa rugosa Thunb.’s Bud. Plant Morphology – deciduous shrub, height of about 2m. Stem and branches are Picts, glandular, and dense was fluff. Alternate pinnate compound leaf; lobule 5 ~ 9, oval-shaped or oval-shaped obovate, long 2 ~ 5cm, fine…

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Lavender

Lavender [media id=1 width=500 height=400] Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb lavender—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region. It was used in ancient Egypt as part of the process for mummifying bodies. Lavender’s use as a bath additive originated in Persia, Greece, and Rome. The…

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Monarda

Monarda Monarda (bee balm, horsemint, oswego tea, or bergamot) is a genus consisting of roughly 16 species of erect, herbaceous annual or perennial plants in the Lamiaceae, indigenous to North America. Ranging in height from 1 to 3 feet (0.2 to 0.9 m), the plants have an equal spread, with slender and long-tapering (lanceolate) leaves; the leaves are opposite on…

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Garden Angelica

Garden Angelica Garden Angelica (Angelica archangelica; syn. Archangelica officinalis Hoffm., Archangelica officinalis var. himalaica C.B.Clarke) is a biennial plant from the umbelliferous family Apiaceae. Alternative English names are Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, and Norwegian angelica During its first year it only grows leaves, but during its second year its fluted stem can reach a height of two meters (or six…

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Wild Buckwheat – Polygonum convolvulus

Wild Buckwheat – Polygonum convolvulus Wild Buckwheat (Polygonum convolvulus) -annual with slender stems trailing on ground or twining about other plants; heart-shaped leaves with basal lobes and a small papery sheath that encircles stem at the leaf base; small green flowers. -produces up to 1,000 seeds per plant -confused with field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) which has creeping roots and trumpet-shaped…

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Allium hypsistum

Allium hypsistum Allium hypsistum, commonly known as Jimbu, is an herb that is used extensively in some regions of  Nepal. The herb, which has a taste in between onion and chives, is most commonly used dried. It is most commonly used to flavor dal or lentils. The dried leaves are fried in ghee to develop their flavour. Uses In a…

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Lavender Hyssop

Lavender Hyssop [media id=16 width=500 height=400] Lavender Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) This beautiful, fragrant flower makes a wonderful addition to herb gardens, perennial borders, and wildflower areas. Place a pot of Agastache on porches and patios where its fragrance can be fully appreciated. Flowers are lavender to purple and completely edible. Agastache needs a fertile, well-drained soil, and although it will…

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Clove

Clove Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) are the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Cloves are native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia and used as a spice in cuisines all over the world. Cloves are harvested primarily in Indonesia, India, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The clove tree is an evergreen that grows to a…

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Cumin

Cumin Cumin (Cuminum cyminum, pronounced /ˈkjuːmɪn/ or UK: /ˈkʌmɪn/, US: /ˈkuːmɪn/, and sometimes spelled cummin) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to East India. Scientific Name: Cuminum cyminum Biological Background: A seasoning that is the principal ingredient of curry powder, a blend of powdered Indian spices. Cumin is a member of the parsley family…

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flowers roses Jepun

flowers roses Jepun Local name: flowers roses Jepun Scientific name: Portulaca grandiflora Other names: flower blossoms evening, ten o’clock flower, moss rose, rose moss, sun plant, japanese rose, flower bracelets Family: Portulaceae Location found: Plant decoration Origin: Plant Tempatan description: Ros Jepun is a kind of ornamental plants favored kerana busy and interesting flowers easy custody. there are a variety…

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Discolor Cinquefoil Herb

  Discolor Cinquefoil Herb 1, English name: Discolor cinquefoil herb Extract -2, Latin name: Potentilla discolor Bunge -3, Used Part: Dried root or whol -1, English name: Discolor cinquefoil herb Extract -2, Latin name: Potentilla discolor Bunge -3, Used Part: Dried root or whole herb -4, Active Ingredients & Specifications: 5:1, 10:1 Mainly contain tannin and flavonoid, etc. -5, Test…

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Proteas

Proteas Protea (pronounced /ˈproʊtiːə/) is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Linneaus’s genus was formed by merging a number…

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Plumeria

Plumeria Plumeria (common name Frangipani; syn. Himatanthus Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) is a small genus of 7-8 species native to tropical and subtropical Americas.The genus consists of mainly deciduous shrubs and trees. P. rubra (Common Frangipani, Red Frangipani, Champa), native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela,produces flowers ranging from yellow to pink depending on form or cultivar. From…

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