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Abrus precatorius, Buddhist rosary bead, Rosary pea vine, Carolina muida, Deadly crab's eye, Lucky bean, Prayer beads, Weather plant, Wild liquorice

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Abrus precatorius

Buddhist rosary bead, Rosary pea vine, Carolina muida, Deadly crab's eye, Lucky bean, Prayer beads, Weather plant, Wild liquorice
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: India, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Vine or creeperFull sunModerate waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical 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.Poisonous or toxic

Abrus precatorius has small pretty purple flowers located at the end of the stalks. Fruits are short, inflated pods, splitting open when mature to reveal the round; hard and shiny seeds which are scarlet, but black at the base. Seeds contain abrin, one of the most toxic plant poisons known.





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Actinidia arguta, Hardy Kiwifruit, Kiwi Berry, Arctic Kiwi, Baby Kiwi, Dessert Kiwi, Grape Kiwi, Northern Kiwi

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Actinidia arguta

Hardy Kiwifruit, Kiwi Berry, Arctic Kiwi, Baby Kiwi, Dessert Kiwi, Grape Kiwi, Northern Kiwi
Family: Actinidiaceae
Origin: Japan, Korea, Northern China
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical 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.DeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The fast-growing, climbing vine is very hardy, and is capable of surviving slow temperature drops to -34 C (-30 F), although young shoots can be vulnerable to frost in the spring. This vine needs a strong (vines are heavy) support structure on which to grow such as a trellis, arbor, patio overhead, fence or wall.





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Actinidia arguta - Hardy Kiwi Chang Bai Giant, Low chill

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Vigorous twining vine producing an abundance of small,...  more

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Actinidia arguta - Hardy Kiwi Kens Red, Low chill

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Actinidia arguta - Hardy Mini Kiwi Prolific

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Prolific Hardy Kiwi is valued for its self fertility....  more

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Actinidia arguta, Issai Mini-Kiwi - seeds

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Japanese Kiwi cultivar Issai begins fruiting the second...  more
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Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia chinensis

Kiwi Fruit
Family: Actinidiaceae
Origin: China
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical 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.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It is closely related to Actinidia deliciosa.





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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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Female flower

Actinidia deliciosa

Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit
Family: Actinidiaceae
Origin: China
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Kiwifruit is native to southern China, and has been declared the national fruit of that country. Other species of Actinidia are also found in China and range east to Japan and north into southeastern Siberia. The true Chinese gooseberry (A. sinensis) is native to China. Almost all kiwifruit in commerce belong to a few cultivars of Actinidia deliciosa, and those fruit that we find at local markets is grown in New Zealand. This name "kiwifruit" comes from the kiwi - a brown flightless bird and New Zealand's national symbol, and also a colloquial name for the New Zealand people.

The oblong fruits are up to 3" long. The russet-brown skin of the fruits is densely covered with short, stiff brown hairs. The flesh is firm until fully ripen; it is glistening, juicy and luscious. The color of the flesh is bright-green, or sometimes yellow, brownish or off-white, except for the white, succulent center from which radiate many fine, pale lines.

This lovely twiner with its fuzzy leaves, is ideal for trellis growing. The plant is a vigorous, woody vine (liana) or climbing shrub. Young leaves are coated with red hairs; mature leaves are dark-green and hairless on the upper surface, downy-white with prominent, light-colored veins beneath. The flowers are fragrant, dioecious or bisexual. Male and female flowers appear on different plants and both sexes have to be planted in close proximity for fruit set. Bees are normally used by commercial orchards, although the more labor intensive hand pollination is sometimes employed. Male flowers are gathered and processed to extract their pollen. This is then sprayed back on to the female flowers.





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Actinidia deliciosa - seeds

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Kiwi Fruit. This lovely twiner with its fuzzy leaves,...  more
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Actinidia kolomikta, Kiwi

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Actinidia kolomikta

Kiwi
Family: Actinidiaceae
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageDeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Actinidia kolomikta is an ornamental plant for gardens and a houseplant. This species needs both a male and female plant to produce its sweet, grape-sized fruit.

The plant is attractive to cats, which find it more attractive than catnip or valerian and can severely damage the vine.





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