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Androcymbium palaestinum, Erythrostictis palaestina , Desert Bulb

Androcymbium palaestinum, Erythrostictis palaestina

Desert Bulb
Family: Colchicaceae   (Formerly:Colchicaceae / Liliaceae)
Origin: Mediterranean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersPoisonous or toxic

The white flowers often have reddish-purple stripes and can reach 2-5 cm in diameter. However, flower size and shape can vary depending on location.



Androcymbium palaestinum, Erythrostictis palaestina , Desert Bulb


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Anthyllis barba-jovis, Silver Bush, Jupiter's Beard

Anthyllis barba-jovis

Silver Bush, Jupiter's Beard
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Mediterranean
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Silvery hairy shrub with evergreen foliage and pale yellow flowers. It's a good specimen plant for a rock garden in a dry, warm climate.



Anthyllis barba-jovis, Silver Bush, Jupiter's Beard


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Argania spinosa, Sideroxylon spinosus, Argan

Argania spinosa, Sideroxylon spinosus

Argan
Family: Sapotaceae
Origin: Morocco
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsEthnomedical 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.Edible

Argania spinosa is a thorny tree from the arid and semi-arid regions of Morocco and Algeria.

Argan oil is used for dipping bread, on couscous, salads, and similar uses. The unroasted oil is traditionally used as a treatment for skin diseases, and has become favoured by European cosmetics manufacturers.



Argania spinosa, Sideroxylon spinosus, Argan
Argania spinosa, Sideroxylon spinosus, Argan


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Aristolochia gigantea, Calico Flower, Giant Pelican Flower

Aristolochia gigantea

Calico Flower, Giant Pelican Flower
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Brazil, Mexico, Panama
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterModerate waterDry conditionsUnusual colorFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsInvasiveSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Aristolochia gigantea will inspire a sense of marvel to anyone who gazes upon it. This truly spectacular blossom produces a pouch that in some cultivars is almost 2 feet long and more than a foot across. Ivory veins network across a burgundy velvet background as the flower unfurls. Heart-shaped, light green leaves, about 6 inches in length, adorn this easy-to-grow vine. The plant blooms at a young age and grows in full sun or partial shade.

In some sources, Aristolochia gigantea is considered as Aristolochia grandiflora var. Hookeri. The cultivation of Aristolochias is undemanding. Sun lovers that appreciate some shade in hotter inland areas, they adapt to any soil that drains well. Any pruning necessary to contain or shape the plants should be done in late winter or early spring. Cultivation is easy, and growth can be tamed. Papery capsule containing many seeds.

A. gigantea var. Brasiliensis has even larger lemon-scented flowers and exhibits an elaborate pattern of white and mottled reddish brown. Since it is not a vigorous vine, it can easily be trained on a stake, trellis or even a hanging basket. A most interesting fly catching, carnivorous plant.





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Asclepias tuberosa, Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root

Asclepias tuberosa

Milkweed, Flame Weed, Butterfly Weed, Gay Butterflies, Pleurisy Root
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingEthnomedical 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 timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The extremely bright color make it easy to spot. Like most milkweeds the juice is milky white. Long bloom period from late spring throughout the summer. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars). Drought-tolerant. Listed in the U. S. Pharmacopeia in the 19th century the root was once widely used for lung problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Contains cardiac glycosides which are toxic in large amounts.





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