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Boesenbergia rotunda, Curcuma rotunda, Chinese Keys, Fingerroot, Lesser Galangal, Chinese Ginger

Boesenbergia rotunda, Curcuma rotunda

Chinese Keys, Fingerroot, Lesser Galangal, Chinese Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/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.Spice or herbEdible

The flowers are tubular, pink and aromatic and produced in terminal inflorescences. Fingerroot is cultivated as an ornamental. The rhizomes are commonly used as vegetables in main dishes or eaten raw when young.



Boesenbergia rotunda, Curcuma rotunda, Chinese Keys, Fingerroot, Lesser Galangal, Chinese Ginger
Boesenbergia rotunda, Curcuma rotunda, Chinese Keys, Fingerroot, Lesser Galangal, Chinese Ginger
Boesenbergia rotunda, Curcuma rotunda, Chinese Keys, Fingerroot, Lesser Galangal, Chinese Ginger


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Calendula officinalis, Pot Marigold, Scotch Marigold

Calendula officinalis

Pot Marigold, Scotch Marigold
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Europe
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate 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.Spice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Calendula officinalis is an aromatic annual plant, widely cultivated for its showy, yellow or orange, rayed flower heads used in medicine, coloring, and flavoring of food. There are numerous cultivars of calendula with double flowers in colors ranging from cream to deep orange-red.

It is used for the treatment of skin disorders and pain, and as a bactericide, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.





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Calycanthus floridus, Sweetshrub, Carolina allspice, Strawberry shrub, Pineapple shrub

Calycanthus floridus

Sweetshrub, Carolina allspice, Strawberry shrub, Pineapple shrub
Family: Calycanthaceae
Origin: Southeast USA
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantSpice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Sweetshrub has many common names, all alluding to the aromatic properties of its leaves, bark, twigs and roots. Best of all is the wonderfully fruity scent produced by the unusual flowers. Sweetshrub is easy to grow in average soil, is easy to care for and is essentially pest-free. Undemanding shrubs, they flower best in a sunny but sheltered position in fertile , humus-rich, moist soil. Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 - 9. Propagate by seeds, layers, and divisions. This shrub produces suckers in profusion. These can be easily dug and planted in a new location - at just about any time of the year provided the transplants are kept moist.





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Calyptranthes pallens, Spicewood, Pale Lidflower

Calyptranthes pallens

Spicewood, Pale Lidflower
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Flowers appear at the beginning of the rainy season. Their fragrance escapes from hundreds of tiny blossoms to form a cloud that hovers over the area.



Calyptranthes pallens, Spicewood, Pale Lidflower
Calyptranthes pallens, Spicewood, Pale Lidflower


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Canella winterana, Winter Cinnamon, Wild Cinnamon

Canella winterana

Winter Cinnamon, Wild Cinnamon
Family: Canellaceae
Origin: Florida, Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical 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.Spice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Wild Cinnamon is a salt tolerant large evergreen shrub or small tree native of Florida and tropical America. Purple and white showy flowers cover the tree in summer and fall followed by bright red berries clustered near the tips of branches. Thick, obovate to spatulate shaped leaves fill the dense canopy with a medium- to olive-green color. The trunk grows straight up the center of the canopy and develops thin branches that grow to no more than about 4 feet long. Leaves are very aromatic.



Canella winterana, Winter Cinnamon, Wild Cinnamon
Canella winterana, Winter Cinnamon, Wild Cinnamon
Canella winterana, Winter Cinnamon, Wild Cinnamon


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