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April Plant of the Month – Calendula

Published on April 1, 2020 under Garden
Latin name: Calendula officinalis - Asteraceae Common name: Calendula, pot marigold Usage: This sticky, golden, aster is well known as an all-star skin remedy. The resinous flowers are cooling and soothing topically, as well as…
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March Plant of the Month – Plantain

Published on February 25, 2020 under Garden
March - Plantain Plantago lanceolata By Rasbak - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=210597 Latin name: Plantago major, Plantago lanceolata,Plantago virginica,  - Plantaginaceae Common name: Plantain The leaves of Plantago major and Plantago lanceolata, commonly…
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February – Oak

Published on February 1, 2020 under Garden
February - Oak Latin name: Quercus spp.  - Fagaceae Common name: Oak Usage:  The wood of the oak genus, or Quercus, has long been utilized for its strength and durability, from ship framing to tanning…
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January – Citrus

Published on December 23, 2019 under Garden
January - Citrus Latin name: Citrus spp. - Rutaceae Common name: Citrus, oranges, lemon, lime, pomelo, grapefruit, mandarins, etc etc Usage:  Many of the common citrus fruits we know and love are not only delicious…
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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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August Plant of the Month: Ashwagandha

Published on August 1, 2018 under Garden
August Plant of the Month: Ashwagandha
August's Plant of the Month: Ashwagandha Latin name: Withania somnifera, Solanaceae  Common names: Ashwagandha, Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng* Growth: About 2 feet in height, native to India. In Central Florida Ashwagandha is a nice herbaceous…
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July Plant of the Month: Yarrow

Published on July 1, 2018 under Garden
July Plant of the Month: Yarrow
Achillea millefolium Latin name: Achillea millefolium, Asteraceae Common names: Yarrow, Milfoil Growth: In Central Florida can be used as a ground cover, the bipinnate leaves grow low to the ground and appear almost fern like,…
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