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FALSE DAISY (Eclipta prostrata)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: FALSE DAISY (Eclipta prostrata)

Synonym: Eclipta alba

Many references indicate multiple uses in traditional and Chinese herbal medicine including liver problems, hair loss, hair dye and numerous others. 22 more words

Florida Native Plant

Calliandra californica, the Red Fairy duster

Today I popped by Cal Poly Pomona’ s wonderful biotrek (I also hear they are getting an updated website soon, which is good, the photos and site do not do the garden justice since the Biotrek has evolved over these past years).   154 more words

Nature Photography

On the origin of spices

My most recent blog discussed our relationship with plants. While I was writing it, my sister called. ‘Would you like any pictures from the Oxford Botanic Gardens for your blog? 515 more words

Cinnamon

ASBC Victoria Talk: Tuesday September 16, Jenny Cohen on Paleoethnobotany of Kilgii Gwaay

Paleoethnobotany of Kilgii Gwaay: a 10,700 year old Ancestral Haida Archaeological Wet Site

Jenny Cohen 372 more words

Archaeology

Ethnobotany: Cinchona, Quinine, and Malaria

Most folks these days who enjoy a gin and tonic on a warm summer day probably aren’t stricken or threatened with malaria, but the first partakers of this popular cocktail were. 642 more words

Botany

RUGEL'S HOARYPEA (Tephrosia rugelii)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: RUGEL’S HOARYPEA (Tephrosia rugelii)

Endemic to Florida.

A member of the pea family. Flowers of this species change colors at times appearing white, pink and even a deep red. 51 more words

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SENSITIVE PEA (Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: SENSITIVE PEA (Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans)

Synonym: Cassia nictitans

Great addition to the butterfly garden. Same genus as Partridge Pea (C. 90 more words

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