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Bixa orellana, Lipstick tree, Annato

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Bixa orellana

Lipstick tree, Annato
Family: Bixaceae
Origin: Tropical South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSpice or herbUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

This erect shrub with large, glossy green, prominently veined leaves that can become a small tree several feet tall. It is grown as a garden ornamental less for its pale pink flowers, which last only one day, than for its highly decorative two-valved seed pods, covered with soft, deep red hairs. The seeds inside are surrounded by orange-red arils, which yield a dye called annato that can be used in small quantities to color lipstick and foods like cheese and margarine; the dried seed pods are also effective in flower arrangements. When used as a hedge or screen, Bixa should be pruned often to encourage bush growth at the bottom of the trunk.





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Bixa orellana - seeds

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Lipstick tree, Annato. This erect shrub with large,...  more
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Boesenbergia rotunda, Curcuma rotunda, Chinese Keys, Fingerroot, Lesser Galangal, Chinese Ginger

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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

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

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

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Calendula officinalis, Pot Marigold, Scotch Marigold

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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

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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

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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

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Calyptranthes pallens, Spicewood, Pale Lidflower

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Calyptranthes pallens - Spicewood

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Spicewood, Pale Lidflower. Flowers appear at the beginning...  more

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