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BLACKEYED SUSAN (Rudbeckia hirta)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BLACKEYED SUSAN (Rudbeckia hirta)

Blooms all year in warm areas. Freely self seeds. Bright flowers that are usually 2 ft. 77 more words

Florida Native Plant

Achilles' Heal Gruit Ale

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is probably one of my favorite native perennial medicinal herbs. It was one of the first plants that I learned to identify with confidence, and it is a common sight in many parts of the northern hemisphere, found virtually right across the top of our world. 754 more words

Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany

You may rarely give your relationship with plants a thought but humans are reliant on plants for their basic human needs like oxygen and food, as well as shelter, medicines, dyes, fuel, clothing and many other things. 562 more words

Botany

Pitcher plant, part 2

Some time ago I wrote that the Coos Bay people broke off the top part of the Daringtonia pitcher plant as a quick cup when out hunting.   104 more words

Ethnobotany

Heliotropium curassavicum and Botany blue

Before we id the plant of the day I just wanted to share something the ladies in my Botany group have discovered, a new color a few years back we named: Botany blue. 471 more words

Nature Photography

Organic Chemistry

“I gave some change to a transient this morning and he gave me some weed. It looks pretty good.” George said packing the bong on the coffee table. 367 more words

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Foraging Fun: Sumac Lemonade

Even those of us who are not intimately acquainted with the wide diversity of useful and beautiful plants that grace our rural and urban landscapes here in southern Ontario (or eastern North America in general for that mater) can at least recognize the staghorn sumac,  784 more words

Ethnobotany