Category: Plants

Death Cap

More commonly known as the ‘death cap’, the Amanita phalloides is a deadly type of fungus that is in the genus, Amanita. These fungi are found widely across Europe, and can be found near trees with broad leaves. They have also been accidentally introduced into regions with non-native species such as chestnut, oak, and pine.

Amanita ocreata

The Amanita ocreata is known as the Western North American destroying angel (destroying angel for short) and the death angel. This is because it is a poisonous basidiomycete fungus. It primarily lives in the Pacific Northwest and the California floristic provinces of North America. It is strongly associated with oak trees, particluarly the coast live

Amanita muscaria

Also known as the fly Agaric or the fly Amanita, the Amanita muscaria is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungi, which is one of many in the genus Amanita. There are several subspecies, and each of them have a different cap color. These include the yellow-range flavivolata guessowii, formosa, the pink persicina, and the brown

Eastern North American Destroying Angel

Also known as the Eastern North American Destroying Angel, this dastardly sounding ‘angel’ is actually a poisonous species of fungi from the family Amanitaceae. Its latin name is Amanita bisporigera. It is also known as the Destroying Angel, but this name is shared with other lethal species of the white Amanita such as the Amanita


Also known as pepperidge bushes, barberries are a genus that contain about 450-500 species of both evergreen and deciduous shrubs. They are native to the temperate and subtropical regions of all of the continents in the world except for Australia and Antarctica. The barberry plant's autumn red leaves These plants are about 1 to 5

Schinus terebinthifolius

Part of the cashew family Anacardiaceae, the Schinus terebinthifolius can be found in countries with subtropical or tropical climates such as South Eastern Brazil, Paraguay and Northern Argentina. In Brazil itself, it is normally found in places such as Alagoas, Bahia, Espirito, Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio


An edible fruit of several plant species in the Rubus genus, the raspberry is a perennial that is known around the world for its red coloured fruit. They are grown in temperate regions, and are easy to grow. In fact, it has a tendency to spread unless it has been pruned. Some raspberries also appear


The blackberry is a well known edible fruit that is produced by several species that is part of the Rubus genus. Botanically speaking, the blackberry is not a ‘real berry’ as it an aggregate fruit. The blackberry is a perennial plant which has biennial stems (also known as canes) from a perennial root system. 3


The loganberry is a hybrid that is crossed between a raspberry and a blackberry. It was accidentally created by James Harvey Logan in 1883, in Santa Cruz, California. Logan was actually unsatisfied with the existing blackberry varieties and tried to cross 2 blackberry varieties to create a more superior blackberry cultivar. The only problem was


The hibiscus is a flowering plant that is part of the mallow family. There are about 200 – 220 species, which are all native to tropical, sub-tropical, and warm-temperate climates around the world. They are large plants, which are known for its beautiful flowers. These flowers are known around the world as hibiscus or sorrel,

Garden Strawberry

The Garden Strawberry is grown worldwide for its fruit, the common strawberry. This fruit is very popular not only for its aroma, but its delicious taste. It is used to make a variety of food products, such as jams and milkshakes. Even artificial strawberry aromas and flavouring are used in a variety of industrialized products,


Part of the myrtle family is a plant called guava. There are 100 species of guavas n the world, and they consist of small trees and shrubs found in the tropics. Guavas are native to South America, Central America, and Mexico. They are also now naturalised and grown in many sub-tropical and tropical areas such


A cactus (or in plural – cacti or cactuses) are the member of the Cactaceae plant family which is native to the Americas. However, there is one exception which is the Mistletoe cactus which is native to Europe. Cacti are usually used as an ornamental plant, however there are some varieties that are used as

Maize / Corn

Maize, also known as corn, is a type of grass that was domesticated by the indigenous people of Mesoamerica in prehistoric times. It was used by the Mayans and the Aztecs to cook or grind it in a process called nixtamalization throughout central and southern Mexico. Later on, this crop spread throughout most of the


The turnip is a type of root vegetable that is grown in temperate climates around the world. It is known for being a white and bulbous taproot vegetable which is used for human consumption. Larger versions are used to feed livestock. It is also an old vegetable charge in heraldry, as the prince-archbishop of Salzburg,