Nymphaea caerulea – Blue Lily

Nymphaea caerulea – Blue Lily
FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae GENUS: Nymphaea SPECIES: Caerulea COMMON NAMES: Blue Lotus Flower, Blaue Lotusblume, Lotus (Roman), Nymphaea (Roman), Ssn (Egyptian), Utpala (Sanskrit), Blue Water Lily, Egyptian Lotus, Sacred Lily of the Nile, Nenuphar Bleu de Ciel, Djaberi...

Nicotiana rustica – Mapucho

Nicotiana rustica – Mapucho
FAMILY: Solanaceae GENUS: Nicotiana SPECIES: Rustica COMMON NAMES: Mapucho, Andumucua (Tarascan), Aztec Tobacco, Ch’aque Khuri (Quechua), C’jama Saire (Aymara), K’ta Tobaco (Quechua), K’uru (Aymara), Makucho (Huichol),...

Anadenanthera peregrina – Yopo, Cebil, Villca

Anadenanthera peregrina – Yopo, Cebil, Villca
FAMILY: Fabaceae (Legume) GENUS: Anadenanthera SPECIES: Colubrina, Peregrina COMMON NAMES: Cohoba, Hakudufha, Hataj,  Kahhobba, Kahobba, Niopo, Parica, Yopa, Yopo, Yupa, Una de Gato (Spanish, ‘cat claw’), Villca The Anadenanthera colubrina tree grows from...

Mucuna pruriens – Cowhage

Mucuna pruriens – Cowhage
FAMILY: Leguminosae-Papilionaceae GENUS: Mucuna SPECIES: Pruriens COMMON NAMES: Cowhage, Akushi (Bengali), Chiikan (Mayan), Demar Pirkok (Cuna), Huacawuru (Shipibo), Itchweed, Jeukboontje (Dutch), Kiwach (Hindi, ‘bad to rub’), Ojo de Vaca (Spanish,...

Silene capensis – African Dream Root

Silene capensis – African Dream Root
FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae GENUS: Silene SPECIES: Capensis COMMON NAMES: African Dream Root, Undlela Ziimhlophe (White Ways/Paths), Ubulawu Silene capensis is a plant native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  It is regarded by the Xhosa people as a sacred plant. It is...
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