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Number of plants found: 5    

Commiphora abyssinica, Myrrh Tree

Commiphora abyssinica

Myrrh Tree
Family: Burseraceae
Origin: Northeast Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Thorny or spiny

Myrrh is a large shrub (or small tree) indigenous to Northeast Africa, and collected in Southern Arabia and Iran. The part of this plant used medicinally is the resin. Myrrh is referred to in the Bible. Myrrh was used as a wine preservative in the ancient world. It was used by Egyptians in embalming mixtures. It was also used as an aromatic for perfumes, funerals, and insect repellents.





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Commiphora gileadensis, Commiphora opobalsamum, Balm of Gilead, Mecca Myrrh

Commiphora gileadensis, Commiphora opobalsamum

Balm of Gilead, Mecca Myrrh
Family: Burseraceae
Origin: Africa
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Deciduous

The stem will eventualy grow up to 40 centimetres in diameter, the whole bush up to five metres. The flowers are white to cream coloured, and the is is possible to propagate it from cuttings.

Commiphora gileadensis relates to the 'Balm of Gilead', which was used for its fragrance as well as healing properties.





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Myrrhinium loranthoides, Myrrhinium rubriflorum, Tetrastemon loranthoides, Myrrhinium atropurpureum, Palo de Fierro, Socara, Iron Wood

Myrrhinium loranthoides, Myrrhinium rubriflorum, Tetrastemon loranthoides, Myrrhinium atropurpureum

Palo de Fierro, Socara, Iron Wood
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Small, very rare shrub from the hills of Uruguay and southern Brazil. With most attractive, persistent, dark green, shiny leaves, it bears directly on the woody branches conspicuous clusters of small white flowers with pearly white, fleshy, waxy petals, but the main feature of which is the very long and prominent deep purple-red stamens. This shrub could prove hardy in the milder parts of the country otherwise a talking point for conservatory where it will be happy kept to 4 or 5 feet. Other synonyms: Myrrhinium sarcopetalum, Myrrhinium salicinum, Myrrhinium peruvianum, Myrrhinium lanceolatum.





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Myrtus communis, True Myrtle

Myrtus communis

True Myrtle
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Mediterranean Basin
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

True Myrtle is an evergreen shrub or small tree with dense foliage. The leaves when crushed have a strong scent, aromatic and refreshing, somewhat reminiscent to myrrh or eucalyptus. The small white flowers are sweetly scented.

The fresh or dried leaves are used as a spice, and can be used as a substitute for bay leaves. The dried blue purple berry fruits are edible and also aromatic and have been tried as a substitute for black pepper.

A popular landscape plant, Myrtle can be grown in part shade as well as full sun, and needs only little to moderate water. It can be grown in wide range of soils as long as drainage is good. Tolerates some freeze. Blooms in early summer.





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Pelargonium sp., Pelargonia, Geranium

Pelargonium sp.

Pelargonia, Geranium
Family: Geraniaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Species and varieties:

Pelargonium Angel Eyes

Pelargonium crispum

Pelargonium Ardens

Pelargonium cordifolium

Pelargonium crithmifolium

Pelargonium Deerwood Lavender Lass

Pelargonium desertorum

Pelargonium echinatum

Pelargonium ferulaceum

Pelargonium fulgidum

Pelargonium incrassatum

Pelargonium gibbosum

Pelargonium graveolens

Pelargonium myrrhifolium

Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium quercifolium

Pelargonium sericifolium

Pelargonium sidoides

Pelargonium tetragonum

Pelargonium Vancouver Centennial

Pelargonium x domesticum

Pelargonium x hortorum

Stellar Pelargonium (Stellar geraniums) are a subgroup of the zonal Pelargoniums. They are called 'stellar' because, unlike the round leaves and petals of typical zonals, they have pointy leaves and petals- two very narrow petals on top and three wider ones on the bottom of the flowers.





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