Carnegia gigantea – Saguaro

Carnegia gigantea – Saguaro
FAMILY: Cactaceae GENUS: Carnegia SPECIES: Gigantea COMMON NAMES: Cardon Grande, Giant Cactus, Great Thistle, Ha’rsany (Pima), Mojepe, Pitahaya, Riesenkaktus, Saguaro, Sauguo (Mayo) Carnegia gigantea is a cactus which can grow up to 40 feet tall  It has one main...

Acacia spp. – Acacia Tree

Acacia spp. – Acacia Tree
FAMILY: Leguminosae GENUS: Acacia SPECIES: Angustifolia, Baileyana, Catechu, Coringera, Maidenii, etc. COMMON NAMES: Pulque Tree, Timbre, Catechu Tree, Horned Acacia, Acacia, Maiden’s Wattle, Wattle, Druce Purchase Acacia Gum Resin The genus Acacia encompasses...

Crocus sativus – Saffron Crocus

Crocus sativus – Saffron Crocus
FAMILY: Iridaceae GENUS: Crocus SPECIES: Sativus COMMON NAMES: Abir (Persian), Crocus (Roman), Gewurzsafran, Hay Saffron, Karcom (Hebrew), Krokos (Greek), Plam Phool (Pakistani), Saffron, Saffron Crocus, Z’afaran (Arabic/Yemen) Crocus sativus is a perennial...

Valeriana officinalis – Valerian Root

Valeriana officinalis – Valerian Root
FAMILY: ValerianaceaeGENUS: ValerianaSPECIES: OfficinalisCOMMON NAMES: Valerian, Velandswurt To experience this plant directly, try Whole Valerian Root or Valerian Capsules Valerian officinalis is a perennial herb that has a short rhizome and many hollow rootlets. It...

Brugmansia arborea – Angel’s Trumpet Tree

Brugmansia arborea – Angel’s Trumpet Tree
FAMILY: Solanaceae GENUS: Brugmansia SPECIES: Arborea COMMON NAMES: Almizclillo, Angel’s Trumpet Tree, Baumdatura, Borrachera (Spanish, ‘inebriator’), Campachu, Cojones Del Diablo, Engelstrompetenbaum, Floripondio, Guarguar, Huantac (Zaparo-Quechua),...