By: Matilda Willows
Camels are immediately identified and recognized by the humps they carry on their backs, since its only camels that have them, but why do camels have humps in the first place and what’s in them? It’s often a widely circulated notion that the...
By: Matilda Willows
Both male and female mosquitoes get their main source of nutritional nourishment in the form of sugar, which is often from plant nectar. This is their main food source and how they get the energy they need to fly. So which mosquitoes are responsible for...
By: Bonnie Taylor - 626743
American ginseng is a perennial herb indigenous to the eastern half of the United States and parts of Canada. Once plentiful on the eastern seaboard, the plant was over harvested for its root in the 1970’s for medicinal uses. The plant is now known...
By: Melissa R. Bickel
There is nothing pretentious about about the Opuntia, better known as the prickly pear. This cactus has large spines growing in tubercles, a small, wart-like projection on their stems. They have clusters of regular spines called Glochids. These are either yellow or red in color...
How to identify an American ginseng plant
By: Lynn Robling
American Ginseng is a member of the ivy family. It is now rare in the wild due to harvesting but is native to Eastern North American. American Ginseng originated in the Ozark and Appalachian regions of the United States. It is now cultivated primarily in...
By: Fawn Parker
Marjoram (Origanum Marjorana) is a member of the mint family same as basil, sage and oregano which shares it's Latin family name with this sweet aromatic herb (Origanum). Marjoram originally hales from the Mediterranean area . In ancient Greece it was said that Aphrodite herself created...
By: Bonnie Taylor - 626743
Plant Profile – Asian Ginseng Panax ginseng, commonly called Asian ginseng, is a perennial herb indigenous to parts of Asia and grown commercially in China and Korea. It is a slow growing plant, reaching a maximum height of only 32 inches in its final stage...
By: Bonnie Taylor - 626743
Plant Profile – American ginseng American ginseng is a slow growing perennial herb indigenous to the low, deciduous forests of the eastern United States and Canada. The plant has been overly harvested due to the strong market for its medicinal root. For this reason, harvesting...
By: Sun Meilan
Field Scabious is a wildflower found in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. It is a perennial flower, which has beautiful pale blue or mauve flowers. The flower heads are hemispherical and are made up of around fifty florets with pink stamens, looking a...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Purple Loosestrife plant is native to Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The stem's colors range from red to purple. The flowers of this plant are a beautiful reddish purple. This plant is pollinated by insects like bees and butterflies. The Purple Loosestrife has long...

 

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