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Xanthophloea ~ Acacia, that is

Fever trees, Acacia xanthophloea, and waterbuck at Elmenteita, Kenya

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For those of you who follow Frizztext’s alphabet prompts, the tail end is always a challenge. 608 more words

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The maca frenzy

This post has nothing whatsoever to do with Upriver or the Awajún, but I can’t resist reflecting on a small but fascinating agricultural crisis afflicting highland communities in Peru’s Department of Junín, which at an altitude of 14,000 ft above sea level or higher offers an entirely different ecological regime than one finds in Awajún country.  561 more words

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MANYFLOWER MARSHPENNYWORT (Hydrocotyle umbellata)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: MANYFLOWER MARSHPENNYWORT (Hydrocotyle umbellata)

Groundcover for moist to wet locations. Can be aggressive, but a good lawn alternative since it can be mowed and holds up to pet paws. 68 more words

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Earth Medicine

“Medical treatment is older than intelligence in man. The dog hunts the fields for his special grass medicine; the bear dresses the wound of her cub or fellow-bear with perhaps as much intelligence as primitive man observes in his empirical practice. 2,126 more words

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COASTALPLAIN STAGGERBUSH (Lyonia fruticosa)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: COASTALPLAIN STAGGERBUSH (Lyonia fruticosa)

Beautiful shrub with bell shaped flowers. A member of the heath family. Important nectar source. 203 more words

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ST. ANDREW'S-CROSS (Hypericum hypericoides)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: ST. ANDREW’S-CROSS (Hypericum hypericoides)

Delicate member of the St. John’s Wort genus. Low growing shrub.

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/hypericum-hypericoides

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: … 32 more words

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RABBITBELLS (Crotalaria rotundifolia)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: RABBITBELLS (Crotalaria rotundifolia)

Also known as rattlebox. Low growing member of the pea family; may be toxic to cattle. 77 more words

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