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Prestonia sp., Prestonia

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Prestonia portobellensis

Prestonia sp.

Prestonia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: South America, Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Prestonia sp., Prestonia

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Prestonia sp., Prestonia

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Prestonia portobellensis
Prestonia sp., Prestonia

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Prestonia portobellensis
Prestonia sp., Prestonia

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Proboscidea louisianica, Martynia louisiana, Martynia proboscidea, Devil's Claw, Unicorn Plant, Ram's Horn

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Proboscidea louisianica, Martynia louisiana, Martynia proboscidea

Devil's Claw, Unicorn Plant, Ram's Horn
Family: Martyniaceae
Origin: southwestern United States
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

Annual growing to 1m. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil. Requires a well-drained porous soil in a warm sheltered position.

Young fruits, harvested whilst still tender enough to be pierced with a fork, can be sliced and added to soups as a thickening agent.An edible oil is obtained from the seed. Due to the unusual shape of the pods, and the pretty, orchid-like, pink or lavender flowers, the plants are grown as ornamentals and for floral arrangements, as well as for pickling.

Some people call these plants nasty because the leaves and stems are covered with a resinous slime.





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Prunus cerasoides, Himalayan flowering cherry

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Prunus cerasoides

Himalayan flowering cherry
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Central Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink 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.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Medium tree. Leaves narrowly ovate, sharply toothed. Flower bright pink in clusters. Ovoid 1/2" fruit, bright red and shiny, with single stone. Often grown along roadsides for its beautiful flowers. It is in flower in April. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects.

Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus where most, if not all members of the genus produce hydrogen cyanide, a poison that gives almonds their characteristic flavour. This toxin is found mainly in the leaves and seed and is readily detected by its bitter taste. It is usually present in too small a quantity to do any harm but any very bitter seed or fruit should not be eaten. In small quantities, hydrogen cyanide has been shown to stimulate respiration and improve digestion, it is also claimed to be of benefit in the treatment of cancer. In excess, however, it can cause respiratory failure and even death. Originally introduced as a garden ornamental for its attractive blossom but now an aggressive invader in many parts of southern Africa.





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Prunus laurocerasus, Cherry Laurel

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Prunus laurocerasus

Cherry Laurel
Family: Rosaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Prunus laurocerasus is a widely cultivated ornamental plant, used for planting in gardens and parks in temperate regions worldwide.

The seed of the fruit may cause severe discomfort to humans if ingested.





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Putranjiva roxburghii, Drypetes roxburghii, Officinal Drypetes, Child Life Tree

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Putranjiva roxburghii, Drypetes roxburghii

Officinal Drypetes, Child Life Tree
Family: Putranjivaceae   (Formerly:Euphorbiaceae)
Origin: Indo-China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterIrritatingSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tree with drooping leaves, highly values in India for its medicinal properties. Flowers yellowish green.

Bark and leaves used as medicine; leaves and fruits used for rheumatism.



Putranjiva roxburghii, Drypetes roxburghii, Officinal Drypetes, Child Life Tree

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Putranjiva roxburghii, Drypetes roxburghii, Officinal Drypetes, Child Life Tree

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Putranjiva roxburghii - seeds

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