By: M. L. Kiser
Wildflowers always provide a beautiful, colorful display, no matter where you see them. Piper’s Harebell (Campanula piperi), also called Piper’s Bellflower or Scottish Bluebell, is found in both alpine and subalpine habitats of the northern hemisphere. Also native to wooded areas, meadows, streams...
By: Joan Mccord
Wild anise is native to North Africa, western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean, but, over time, has been introduced into most areas of the world. In the United States, wild anise is often seen in fields, along roadsides, or as a volunteer in home gardens...
Guide to where wild anise grows
By: M. L. Kiser
Wild anise (Pimpinella anisum) is a flowering plant in the (Apiaceae) carrot family. Its flavoring is similar to fennel, liquorice and tarragon. It is an annual herb, but can also be bi-annual and perennial. You’ll find wild anise in Europe, North America, Russia and...
By: Norman Green
Wild Anise is a perennial plant which is native to North America. Scientifically named Osmorhiza longistylis, it also goes by other common names such as Aniseroot, Longstyle Sweetroot and Sweet Cicely. The whole plant is aromatic, having a strong smell of licorice. A member of...
Guide to where wild anise grows
By: Earl Roske
If you live anywhere that wild anise grows, you cannot mistake the black licorice aroma that characterizes its presence. The fragrance of anise permeates the air and all you have to do is follow your nose. Its small flowers brush out on long steams creating...
The origin of tomatoes
By: Stuart Williams
The Tomato: Botanists claim it's a fruit, horticulturalists say it's a vegetable. Even the U.S. Supreme Court joined the debate in 1893 by ruling the tomato is a vegetable – at least for customs purposes. Whether you think it's a fruit or a vegetable...
By: Joann Spears
Tomatoes are most closely associated with Italian cuisine, but the tomato itself did not originate in Italy. The story of its voyage from America to Europe, and back across the Atlantic to America, is so full of intrigue, adventure, and mystery that it could well...
By: Joann Spears
The charming Queen Anne’s lace is a commonly seen roadside wildflower, but there is nothing commonplace about this herbaceous biennial. It has an interesting history as a food plant and medicinal herb, and is useful as a cut flower and companion plant. Botany Queen...
Overview of the soursop plant and its fruit
By: Jacqueline Fraser
The Sour-sop and its uses: In the Caribbean and Guyana the Sour-sop tree is considered by most people as quite an ordinary plant which bears a luscious fruit with some of its parts being used for home remedies. However, the recent findings and claims about...
By: Elizabeth M Young
An invasive species is one that is not native to the area that it comes into. With few or no natural predators, the invasive species can grow or increase in population until it wipes out the native competitors and takes over as the dominant plant...

 

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