Petunia violaceae – Shanin

Petunia violaceae – Shanin
FAMILY: Solanaceae GENUS: Petunia SPECIES: Violacea COMMON NAMES: Petunia, Shanin Most types of cultivated Petunia are hybrids of Petunia violacea, which has a purple flower, and Petunia axillaris, which has a white flower.  P. violacea is a perrenial herb in the wild...

Ephedra sinica – Ma-huang

Ephedra sinica – Ma-huang
FAMILY: Ephedraceae GENUS: Ephedra SPECIES: Sinica COMMON NAMES: Ask-for-trouble, Chinese Ephedra, Chinese Joint Fir, Chinesisches Meertraubel, Ma-huang, Ts’ao Ma-huang Ephedra sinica is a perennial horsetail plant which can grow up to 75 cm in height. It...

Camellia sinensis – Tea Plant

Camellia sinensis – Tea Plant
FAMILY: Theaceae GENUS: Camellia SPECIES: Sinensis COMMON NAMES: Arbre A The, Caha (Sanskrit), Cajnoe, Derevo (Russian), Gur Gur Cha, Herba Thee, Kaiser-thee, Ojandonnassame Tzshe, Syamaparni (Sanskrit), Tea Plant, Tea-shrub, Teyila (Malayalam), Russian Tea Plant...

Pernettya furens, Parvifolia – Hierba Loca

Pernettya furens, Parvifolia – Hierba Loca
FAMILY: Ericaceae GENUS: Pernettya SPECIES: Furens, Parvifolia, spp. COMMON NAMES: Peat Myrtle, Hierba Loca (“maddening plant”), Huedhued, Taglli, Macha-macha Hierba loca and taglli (Pernettya furens and Pernettya parvifolia) are two of about twenty...

Pelecyphora aselliformis – Peyotillo

Pelecyphora aselliformis – Peyotillo
FAMILY: Cactaceae GENUS: Pelecyphora SPECIES: Aselliformis COMMON NAMES: False Peyote, Peyotillo, Asselkaktus, Hatchet Cactus, Peyote Meco (‘shaking peyote’) Pelecyphora aselliformis can grow to up to 10 cm in height. It is gray-green and round with...