Category: Plants

Eurycoma longifolia

Eurycoma longifolia, also known as tongkat ali or pasak bumi, is a native flowering plant of Malaysia and Indonesia. It is a small everred treelet that grows up to 15 meters tall, and has spiral pinnate leaves that are about 20 to 40 centimeters long with between 13 to 41 leaflets. The flowers are actually

Pitcher Plants

Pitcher plants are famous for being carnivorous plants that have a mechanism that traps its prety within a deep cavity filled with liquid, known as a pitfall trap. It is assumed that pitfall traps evolved from rolled leaves, with evolutionary selection favouring more deeply cupped leaves over time. However, some pitcher plants have flypaper traps,


 Euphorbia, or the various types of Spurge are found in tropical, temperate and subtropical regions of Africa, North America and South America. Over two thousand species exist and they are considered an invasive weed in many areas. The name comes from the Middle English word meaning to purge, descriptive of the sap of the plant

Prickly Pear Cactus

The prickly pear cactus are actually members of the Opuntia genus and grow in the deserts of North America and can be found in South America deserts as far south as the southern part of Argentina. The size ranges from a few inches to over one hundred feet in height.  Like most of the cacti


The rosemary plant in native to the Mediterranean and the Latin name means dew of the sea. It is a member of the mint family and rosemary is also known as the polar weed and compass plant. The flowers are light blue but there have been many different strains developed with scented leaves and varied


(Asclepias L.) Milkweed is part of the herbal family of perennials, in this case the  dicotyledonous plants  which is a fairly BIG family that has over 140 member species. It as been recently reclassed to fit into the subfamily of the dogbane plants. Milkweed plants are a very crucial source of nectar for bees, other

White Clover

(Trifolium repens) White clover is a type of clover that is native to most of Europe, Great Britain, North Africa as well as North America. White Clover is a perennial, self seeding. It grows low to the ground, with white coloredflowers that very often have tints of pink or cream colored on their ends. The

Witch Hazel

The witch hazel plant is a unique shrub due to the fact that the leaves, flowers and fruit all appear on the plant at the same time. The time of blooming is September to January. The habitat is in the Eastern United States, Britain and Canada, with one species in Japan and one in China.

Cat Tails

 (bullrush)   Typha latifolia The typha is known as cattail in the United States and bulrush in the United Kingdom, is a marshy perennial growing to a height of two and a half meters tall, with light green sword shaped leaves and a seedpod that is cigar shaped and brown in color. Blackbirds, wrens and others

Heartsease (Viola Tricolor)

Before the cultivated pansy was developed the wild pansy was the progenitor for the domesticated flowers that we know and plant today. . Known also as the Johnny-jump-up; love-lies-bleeding; banwort and bull weed, the viola was brought to North America from Europe where it is a common weed and was in some places considered noxiious


(Achillea millefolium) Yarrow is a perennial herb that grows up to one meter tall or about three feet tall, having an angular, rough stem and has hairy leaves with an almost feathery type of appearance. The flowers are daisy-like in appearance and can be varied in color from white, lavender and yellow. Knights Milfoil; Old

Common Chicory

Cichorium intybus The chicory plant originally came from the Mediterranean and traveled from Europe to spread across North America with the colonists. The color is usually blue or lavender and the flower remains on the plant only one day, with quantities of stiff hairs on the underside of the chicory flower. It stores a white


Epilobium angustifolium The fireweed also known as the rosebay willow herb in the British Isles, in Ireland fireweed is called Blooming Sally. Thought to be introduced from China by the early Victorians, fireweed is one of the pioneer’s plants native to the Northern Hemisphere that thrives in acidic woods, meadows and areas that have been

Big Sagebrush

Big Sagebrush, or the Sagebrush plant ranges from California into Nebraska and then south to Mexico. It is a dry area plant which will grow in rocky areas with deep soil. Plants are found as high as ten thousand feet in elevation and grow in cold desert conditions as well as warm ones. Sagebrush plants

DogBane Plant

This plant is poisonous in nature. Dogbane has also been called Indian hemp, bitter root and rheumatism weed. It is a perennial plant, with long red colored stems that rise up in a sort of cluster to grow about three feet tall. When it is cut it emits a milky thick sap. It is like