Argemone mexicana – Prickly Poppy

Argemone mexicana – Prickly Poppy
FAMILY: Papaveraceae GENUS: Argemone SPECIES: Mexicana COMMON NAMES: Amapolas del Campo, Bermuda Thistle, Bird-in-the-bush, Brahmadanti, Cardo Santo, Caruancho, Chadron, Flowering Thistle, Gamboge Thistle, Gold Thistle of Peru, Hierba Loca, Jamaican Thistle, Kawinchu,...

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 versicolor – Amazonian Tree Datura

Brugmansia versicolor – Amazonian Tree Datura
FAMILY: Solanaceae GENUS: Brugmansia SPECIES: Versicolor COMMON NAMES: Amazonian Datura, Amazonia Tree Datura, Bunte Engelstrompete, Canachiari (Shipibo), Sacha-toe, Tree Datura Brugmansia versicolor is a perennial tree shrub that grows up to three meters in height....

Hyoscyamus niger – Black Henbane

Hyoscyamus niger – Black Henbane
FAMILY: Solanaceae GENUS: Hyoscyamus SPECIES: Niger COMMON NAMES: Black Henbane, Altercum (Arabic), Apolinaris (Roman, ‘plant of Apollo’), Asharmadu (ancient Assyrian), Banj (Persian), Bazrul (Hindi), Belendek (Anglo-Saxon), Beleno (Spanish), Belinuntia...
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