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April Plant of the Month – FL Betony

Published on March 14, 2019 under Garden
Florida Betony Latin name:  Stachys floridana - Lamiaceae (Mint Family)   Common name:  Florida betony, wild radish, rattlesnake weed, Florida hedgenettle   Usage:  The tubers of S. floridana are used  as food and have a…
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March Plant of the Month: Violet

Published on March 1, 2019 under Garden
March Plant of the Month: Violet
March - Violet Latin name: Viola odorata,Viola affinis, Viola sororia, Viola tricolor, (and related species) -  Violaceae Common name: Violet , sweet violet, common blue violet, common wood violet, heartsease Usage: There are anywhere between…
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February Plant of the Month: Spearmint

Published on January 1, 2019 under Garden
February Plant of the Month: Spearmint
Latin name: Mentha spicata (aka M. viridis or M. sativa) Common name: Spearmint, gardenmint Usage: There are hundreds of varieties of cultivars within the mint family, many of which are used for their pleasant taste…
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Join Nina & Maggie for Roots of Herbalism!

Published on December 17, 2018 under Classes
Our next live course offerings in Florida: March 9-10 Orlando with Maggie O'Halloran & Nina DiCristina May 18-19 Orlando with Maggie O'Halloran & Nina DiCristina June 8-9 Tallahassee with Maggie O'Halloran & Phoenix Fermin 12…
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December Plant of the Month: Hibiscus

Published on December 1, 2018 under Garden
December Plant of the Month: Hibiscus
Latin name: Hibiscus sabdariffa, H. acetosella, Malvaceae Common names: H. sabdariffa: Hibiscus, Jamaica, Roselle, Florida Cranberry, native to India and Malaysia H. acetosella: Cranberry Hibiscus, Red Maple Leaf Hibiscus, False Roselle, African Rose Mallow Hibiscus,…
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November Plant of the Month: Dagga

Published on November 1, 2018 under Garden
Latin name: Leonotis nepetifolia Common names: Dagga, Klip dagga, Lion's ear, Shandilay Growth: Erect, loosely branched annual that can get 8 ft tall. The stems are starkly square and leaves are smooth, with toothed margins,…
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October Plant of the Month: Scorpion Tail

Published on October 1, 2018 under Garden
October Plant of the Month: Scorpion Tail
Latin name: Heliotropium angiospermum, Boraginaceae Common names: Scorpion-Tail, Heliotrope Growth: About 2 feet in height, native to the Central East Coast of Florida, and South Florida, as well as the Caribbean and Central America. In…
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