A guide to the English Bluebell - what they look like, where and when to find them and how they feature in myths and folklore...
1. Leaves and steams of the nettles has small fragile hair, which actually are the capsules, full of several liquid chemicals, including formic acid. While touching the leaf, a hair, sharp like a needle, gets into your skin, then breaks down, and...
Pipsissewa is a valuable herb, but almost forgotten in modern times. The Native Americans used pipsissewa extensively, and it is reputed to help alleviate rheumatism and arthritis. Who knows?
What is teaberry and where can it be found? A once common gum flavor, teaberry is a wonderful tea herb as well as a safe evergreen ground cover.
Information, folklore, recipes, and resources -- all about the delicious, nutritious clover plant.
An eclectic Moss Garden with a variety of plants and objects...evolved from wanting a tranquil area to relax...an attempt to make it my own from my imagination.
Kalunay or kulitis is known in many other names such as Chinese spinach, spleen amaranth, ptee and uray. Learn more about amaranthus dubius that is valued as a leafy vegetable in this article with photos of amaranthus dubius from seedlings to maturity.
Stylidium Trigger Plants are a unique group of carnivorous perennial or ephemeral annual herbs. They have a unique pollination mechanisms that involves a floral column that strikes down on insects visiting the flower, depositing and later collecting pollen on the insect.
Viola betonicifolia or Arrowhead Violet is a low growing, herbaceous perennial native Australian plant. It grows as a rosette, has arrow-shaped leaves and showy dainty purple flowers. Sole host plant for catterpillars of the laced fritillary butterfly.
Information, recipes and fun, all related to the lovely dandelion.