Veratrum album – White Hellebore

Veratrum album – White Hellebore
FAMILY: Liliaceae GENUS: Veratrum SPECIES: Album COMMON NAMES: White Hellebore, Elabro Bianco (Italian), False Hellebore, Gonos Aetou (Greek, ‘eagle’s chest or ‘summer bird child’), Kundush (Persian), Lagnion (Gaulish, ‘physician...

Rivea corymbosa – Ololiuqui

Rivea corymbosa – Ololiuqui
FAMILY: Convolvulaceae GENUS: Rivea/rivea SPECIES: Corymbosa COMMON NAMES: Aguinaldo (Cuba), Badoh (Zapotec), Badoh Blanco (‘white badoh’), Bejuco de San Pedro (‘vine of St. Peter’), Coatlxihuitl (Aztec, ‘snake plant’),...

Desfontainia spinosa – Taique

Desfontainia spinosa – Taique
FAMILY: Desfontainiaceae GENUS: Desfontainia SPECIES: Spinosa COMMON NAMES: Taique, Borrachero de Paramo (‘intoxicator of the swamps’), Chapico (‘chili water’), Defontainia, Intoxicator, Latuy, Michai, Muerdago, Trau-trau (Mapuche,...

Datura metel – Indian Thorn Apple

Datura metel – Indian Thorn Apple
FAMILY: Solanaceae GENUS: Datura SPECIES: Metel COMMON NAMES: Bunjdeshtee (Persian), Chosen-asagau (Japanese, ‘Korean morning beauty’), Da Dhu Ra (Tibetan), Datur-a (Mongolian), Datura (Sanskrit), Datura Engletrompet (Danish), Devil’s Trumpet Flower...

Turnera diffusa – Damiana Leaf

Turnera diffusa – Damiana Leaf
FAMILY: Turneraceae GENUS: Turnera SPECIES: Diffusa COMMON NAMES: Ajkits, Damiana, Hierba de la Pastora (Spanish, ‘plant of the shepherdess’), Hierba del Venado (Spanish, ‘plant of the deer’), Misibkok (Mayan, ‘asthma sweeper’), Old...
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