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Acokanthera oppositifolia, Bushman's Poison

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Family: Apocynaceae
Bushman's Poison
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white 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.Poisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This shrub is one of three members of the genus, Acokanthera. It belongs to the same family as many popular sub-tropical, ornamental plants such as frangipani, allamanda and oleander, as well as the impala lily and num-num. This family is characterized by having sweetly scented flowers, and sticky, milky sap which is often poisonous. The Bushman's poison is a hardy drought and frost resistant evergreen shrub. It tolerates full sun but prefers shade. It also does well as a container plant.


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Aconitum sp., Monkshood, Wolfsbane

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Family: Ranunculaceae
Monkshood, Wolfsbane
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageYellow/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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Different Aconitum species (and their varieties) scattered across temperate regions of globe.

These are handsome plants, the tall, erect stem being crowned by racemes of large and eye-catching blue, purple, white, yellow or pink zygomorphic flowers. Aconitum is grown in gardens for its attractive spike like inflorescences and showy flowers.

All Aconitum plants contain poisonous alkaloids that can, in sufficient quantity, be deadly. Man has used Aconitum as a medicine and poison for thousands of years. Outside Europe it was widely used for its medical properties.


 Aconitum sp., Monkshood, Wolfsbane

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Aconitum carmichaelii Arendsii
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Acorus gramineus variegatus, Sweet Flag

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Family: Acoraceae
Sweet Flag
Origin: Japan
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

The plants are evergreen in warmer climates, but they will die back to ground level in colder climates. Although they are water lovers, this species can take quite a bit of drought. I have seen this plant used as an accent in dry rock gardens.


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Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, Pink Cedar, Balangi, Kurungatti

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Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Pink Cedar, Balangi, Kurungatti
Origin: South Asia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This tree is monospecific (only one in the genus) that is native to the mountain rainforests along the Himalayas. It is a fast growing large deciduous tree that can have a buttressed base with a straight trunk of a light gray colored bark and spreading horizontal stems that form a rounded crown. It has bipinnately compound leaves that are a bright reddish pink color when first emerging, then a pinkish yellow and finally a lime green color before maturing, giving the tree a multicolored look at the branch tips much of the spring and summer. In the early spring, just before or as the tree first leafs out, appear the many scarlet-red flowers in 3 to 6 inch long dense racemes near the branch tips, giving inflorescence a bit of a bottlebrush look.

Plant in full sun and irrigate deeply regularly to occasionally. Hardiness - it is tolerant to nighttime dips to at least 28° F. As the specific epithet implies, this plant looks similar to an Ash (in the genus Fraxinus) and other common names include Australian Ash, Indian Ash, Kenya Coffeeshade, Mundani, Red Cedar and Shingle Tree.

Native to Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand.


 Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, Pink Cedar, Balangi, Kurungatti

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Acrostichum aureum, Piai Raya, Golden Leather Fern, Mangrove Fern 

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Family: Pteridaceae
Piai Raya, Golden Leather Fern, Mangrove Fern
Origin: Pantropical
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical 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.Flood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

leaves pinnate, to about 4 m long, bright red when young; fertile leaflets at the tip are covered with red-brown sporangia, blades of sterile leaflets have a broadly rounded end terminated with a short tip.

Acrostichum aureum grows optimally on somewhat elevated grounds in mangrove forests that are well protected from frequent tidal influx and have high rainfall, which tends to desalinate upper soil layers.


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

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Family: Actinidiaceae
Hardy Kiwifruit, Kiwi Berry, Arctic Kiwi, Baby Kiwi, Dessert Kiwi, Grape Kiwi, Northern Kiwi
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.


 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

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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 'Weiki'
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

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Actinidia arguta 'Issai'


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Vigorous twining vine producing an abundance of small, delicious smooth-skinned fruit. Although, this cultivar can produce abundant crops in the absence of a male pollinator, often in the first year after planting, we recommend other varieties as a pollinator in order to yield more and larger fruit:
Hardy Kiwi Kens Red
Hardy Mini Kiwi Prolific
Native to the mountains and hills of southwestern China, hardy in zones 5-7, these plants have been tested in New Hampshire and New York State where they survived 25 degrees F below zero temperatures! Kiwi plants are attractive growers that require a sunny location, preferably with wind protection. They can be grown in different types of soils; however, the soil must be well drained. The vines take very little maintenance-just pruning and support to hold about 100 lbs. of fruit for a mature plant. The fruit is very high in Vitamin C and its use in recipes is endless. The hardy Kiwis ripen in mid to late September.
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Actinidia arguta - Hardy Kiwi Kens Red, Low chill

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Vigorous twining vine producing an abundance of small, delicious smooth-skinned fruit. This climber offers glossy foliage and fragrant white blooms, making it a showy landscape specimen. Attractive on arbor or trellis.
The hardy kiwi vine grows smooth-skinned juicy green fruits up to 11.5 inch across. Unlike the larger 'New Zealand' kiwis, which must be peeled before eating-the skin of the hardy kiwi is as tender and edible as a juicy grape, and the fruits picked fresh off the vine are even sweeter than regular kiwis. Chill Hours 300-400

The vines are easy to grow, are not troubled by insect of disease, flowers in spring, followed by clusters of delicious ripe fruit by the end of summer. Deciduous.
We recommend to plant with other varieties as a pollinator in order to yield more and larger fruit:
Hardy Kiwi Chang Bai Giant
Hardy Mini Kiwi Prolific
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Actinidia arguta - Hardy Mini Kiwi Prolific

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Prolific Hardy Kiwi is valued for its self fertility. Prolific fruit is dark green all the way through. Hardy Kiwi likes half day to full sun and well-drained soil. The plants need a strong trellis and can spread 10-12 ft when mature. Prolific Kiwi, a self-pollinating variety, is early ripening and produces abundant crops of medium to large, sweet and tasty fruit. The cultivar is sometimes used as a pollinator for other female cultivars. Fruits are flavorful with reddish/violet on the skin and flesh when ripe. Minimum chilling requirements 300 hours. These Kiwi have smooth-skinned fruits so there is no need to peel the skin of the fruits unlike the fuzzy fruit species Actinidia deliciosa. Fruits vary in size and are similar to several varieties of grapes. Plant stems and fruit buds are more cold tolerant than the A. deliciosa species and are mainly grown in colder areas where the cold temperatures can range from 10-18F. Fruit flavors are of course different with every cultivar, similar to all fruits.
The Hardy Mini Kiwi Prolific can bear fruit the first year after planting. It produces smooth-skinned fruit the size of large grapes in late summer to early fall, great for fresh eating, salads, dessert or jelly. Kiwi plants are attractive growers that require a sunny location, preferably with wind protection. They can be grown in different types of soils; however, the soil must be well drained. Kiwi plants are very pretty when used to cover a wall or fence or used in landscape design. Less aggressive than other kiwi varieties, Prolific is easily trained and ideal for trellises or fences.

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Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Family: Actinidiaceae
Kiwi Fruit
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 chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia chinensis 'SunGold'
Actinidia chinensis, Kiwi Fruit

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Actinidia chinensis 'SunGold'


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Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit

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 Actinidia deliciosa
Family: Actinidiaceae
Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi Fruit
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, is ideal for trellis growing. The plant is a vigorous, woody vine (liana) or climbing shrub. 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.
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Actinidia kolomikta, Kiwi

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Family: Actinidiaceae
Kiwi
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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Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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Family: Actinidiaceae
Actinidia
Origin: Eastern Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine 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.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The genus includes shrubs growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall, and vigorous, strong-growing vines, growing up to 30 m (98 ft) in tree canopies. The fruit is a large berry containing numerous small seeds; in most species, the fruit is edible.


 Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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Actinidia rufa

Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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Actinidia sp., Actinidia

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