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Floss Flower (Ageratum Houstonianum)

Kingdom: Plantae

Unranked: Angiosperms

Unranked: Eudicots

Unranked: Asterids

Order: Asterales

Family: Asteraceae

Tribe: Eupatorieae

Genus: Ageratum

Species: A. Houstonianum

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growing your own healthy Incan berries is no sacrifice

Incan berries (Physalis peruviana) are the new kid on the block in superfoods but really they been growing round the block for a long time as an ornamental garden plant – still sold in your local garden centre as Physalis. 365 more words

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grow your own superfood goji berries

The myth is that goji is hard to grow – well Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) have several names in the realms of ornamental gardening; Chinese Boxthorn, The matrimony Vine and Chinese Wolfberry. 466 more words

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how to grow your own superfood blueberries

Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum, V. angustifolium) are best known as an antioxidant superfood – so we link them in our brains as we put them in the shopping trolley or fresh picked on to morning muesli as a food that slows down the aging process – and yes by mopping up free radical damage they keep your cells protected from age-related disorders. 531 more words

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Plantain (Plantago sp.)

DISCLAIMER: Do not eat or otherwise use any plants without doing your own research. I will not be liable if you misidentify a plant or follow misinformation I give (although if I give misinformation, please let me know!). 712 more words

Seeds

Lemon balm can light (and lighten) up your life

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is often overlooked as a medicinal plant but historically it was included in many recipes pertaining to be an Elixir of Life. 84 more words

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Lady's mantle - Alchemilla by name and by nature

Some plant names seem particularly apt and Alchemilla vulgaris or Lady’s mantle is one of them. Both the Latin name and the common name speak of the healing this plant can give to women of all ages. 71 more words

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