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Canella winterana, Winter Cinnamon, Wild Cinnamon

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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.
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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

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Canella winterana, Winter Cinnamon, Wild Cinnamon

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Canella winterana, Winter Cinnamon, Wild Cinnamon

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Capparis decidua, Karira, Retama Caper

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Capparis decidua

Karira, Retama Caper
Family: Capparaceae
Origin: Africa, Middle East, Southern Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink 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.DeciduousSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Capparis decidua is a small much branched tree or shrub of arid regions. It bears a mass of slender, leafless branches, the small caducous leaves being found only on young shoots.

As it is drought resistant and withstands neglect, this species could be particularly useful in arid areas as a live hedge providing edible fruits.



Capparis decidua, Karira, Retama Caper

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Capparis decidua, Karira, Retama Caper

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Capsicum chinense, Yellow Lantern Chili

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Capsicum chinense

Yellow Lantern Chili
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Central America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingSpice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Capsicum chinense and its varieties have been used for centuries in Yucatan and Caribbean-style cooking to add a significant amount of heat to their traditional food.

The Carolina Reaper is a cultivar of the Capsicum chinense plant. Originally developed by South Carolina breeder Ed Currie, the pepper is red and gnarled, with a bumpy texture and small pointed tail. In 2013, Guinness World Records declared it the hottest chili pepper in the world, surpassing the previous record holder, the Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T".

Capsicum annuum x Capsicum chinense - Biquinho Pepper:

These delightful little peppers historically originated in a very distant area of South America, where Western Brazil and Eastern Peru are separated only by a tributary of the Amazon River. In that area where several remote tribes still live in harmony with their environment (often battling logging industries from destroying their territories), these are widely cultivated for their small yet wonderfully flavored and abundant fruits.

An exceptionally distinct pepper, it is likely an ancient hybrid of Capsicum annuum (bird pepper) and Capsicum chinense (habanero group).

While of small size ( something around an inch or so long), these oddly shaped bright orange to finally red fruits are prolifically produced along the branches of compact plants with small leaves.

What separates this variety from others is its unique flavor which packs quite a bang! Not because of its heat ( because our strain has either no heat what-so-ever, or so little it is hard to even detect), but because of its intense fruity habanero flavor.

If one who knows that distinct habanero super fruit flavor (which is then normally followed by the heat blast), then tries a biquinho pepper, the flavor is so distinctly habanero that when the heat blast doesn't occur, it is a strange event.

Recently, the bequinho pepper has become popular through-out much of South America, especially in Rio, and is most commonly found canned in jars having been pickled, to be offered as horderves along with caviar. They are also a wonderful addition to both salsas and guacamoles, and even a great bloody mary.





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Capsicum annuum x chinense - Biquinho Pepper

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Capsicum annuum x chinense, Biquinho Pepper - seeds

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Capsicum frutescens, Wiri Wiri Pepper

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Capsicum frutescens

Wiri Wiri Pepper
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Guyana
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersSpice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A variety from Guyana, the Wiri Wiri pepper is the illustrious gem; hard sought and rarely found.

Hot peppers, in general, are beautiful, regardless of shape and size. The colors are vibrant, displaying every possible shade of gorgeous red, orange, and yellow. Just looking at them can make your eyes tear and mouth water! The image alone of a hot pepper is very iconic, always resembling the spicy and the exotic.

The Wiri Wiri peppers come from the deep edges of Guyana, pushing into the Brazilian rainforest. They are the real thing, and just like anything genuine, there is nothing quite like it.

What makes it so much different than any other hot pepper grown in the garden or bought at the store?

Hot? Yes, it is important that hot peppers are, but the people who really know, know that it is not just about heat, it is about flavor! And that is exactly what makes this little red gem so special. Guyanese dinners will only take one of those meals for you to never forget! The secret of their food is the flavor, and one of the cornerstone ingredients in many of their dishes is the Wiri pepper. A traditional Guyanese Christmas dinner would be pork stuffed with course leaf thyme and Wiri peppers. The Guyanese population claim that it is not just a key ingredient to their diet, but also to why they are so good looking, live so long, and have such great skin.





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Capsicum frutescens - Wiri Wiri Pepper

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Carthamus tinctorius, Safflower, Carthamine, Sallflower, Beni, Chimichanga

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Carthamus tinctorius

Safflower, Carthamine, Sallflower, Beni, Chimichanga
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: India to China
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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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, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Safflower is a highly branched, herbaceous, thistle-like annual plant. It is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil extracted from the seeds. Plants are 12 to 59 in tall with globular flower heads having yellow, orange, or red flowers. Each branch will usually have from one to five flower heads containing 15 to 20 seeds per head. Safflower is native to arid environments having seasonal rain. It grows a deep taproot which enables it to thrive in such environments.

Safflower is one of humanity's oldest crops. Chemical analysis of ancient Egyptian textiles dated to the Twelfth Dynasty identified dyes made from safflower, and garlands made from safflowers were found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Safflower was also known as carthamine in the nineteenth century.

It is a minor crop today, with about 600,000 tons being produced commercially in more than sixty countries worldwide. India, United States, and Mexico are the leading producers, with Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, China, the Arab World, Argentina, Tanzania (Kibaigwa, Kongwa District) and Australia accounting for most of the remainder.

Traditionally, the crop was grown for its seeds, and used for coloring and flavoring foods, in medicines, and making red (carthamin) and yellow dyes, especially before cheaper aniline dyes became available. For the last fifty years or so, the plant has been cultivated mainly for the vegetable oil extracted from its seeds.

Safflower seed oil is flavorless and colorless, and nutritionally similar to sunflower oil. It is used mainly in cosmetics and as a cooking oil, in salad dressing, and for the production of margarine. It may also be taken as a nutritional supplement.

In dietary use, high-linoleic safflower oil has also been shown to increase adiponectin, a protein that helps regulate blood glucose levels and fatty-acid breakdown.

In culinary use, safflower oil compares favorably with other vegetable oils with its high smoke point.

Ancient Egyptians found the flower pleasing to the eye and included it in garlands placed on mummies. Dried safflower flowers are used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain, increase circulation, and reduce bruising.




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