Zingiber Officinale, Ginger

Zingiber Officinale, Ginger

  Ginger 1896 color plate from Köhler’s Medicinal Plants Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Monocots Clade: Commelinids Order: Zingiberales Family: Zingiberaceae Genus: Zingiber Species: Z. officinale Binomial name Zingiber officinale Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. …

Turmeric, Curcuma longa

Turmeric, Curcuma longa

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) (/ˈtɜːrmərɪk/) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial flowering plant ofthe ginger family, Zingiberaceae It is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and requires temperatures between 20 and 30 °C (68 and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes and propagated from some of those rhizomes in the…

Aloysia citrodora – Lemon Verbena – Lemon Beebrush

Aloysia citrodora – Lemon Verbena – Lemon Beebrush

Lemon verbena is a perennial shrub or subshrub growing to 2–3 m high. The 8-cm-long, glossy, pointed leaves are slightly rough to the touch and emit a powerful scent reminiscent of lemon when bruised (hence the Latin specific epithet citrodora—lemon-scented). Sprays of tiny purple or white flowers appear in late spring or…

Helichrysum Italicum – Curry Plant

Helichrysum Italicum – Curry Plant

H. italicum is a small bushy evergreen sub-shrub with linear, silvery-grey, curry-scented leaves, and small yellow flowerheads in domed clusters Helichrysum italicum is a flowering plant of the daisy family Asteraceae. It is sometimes called the curry plant because of the strong smell of its leaves. It grows on dry, rocky or…

Bronze Fennel  – Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’  – Purple Leaf Fennel

Bronze Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’ – Purple Leaf Fennel

‘Purpureum’ is an upright, clump-forming perennial to 1.8m, with finely divided foliage which is purple when young, later grey-green; flat heads of tiny yellow flowers appear in summer, followed by aromatic fruits Family: Apiaceae Genus: Foeniculum Species: vulgare Cultivar: Purpureum Date Planted 2017 from little plant…

DILL – Anethum Graveolens

DILL – Anethum Graveolens

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is an annual, self-seeding plant  in the celery family Apiaceae.  In mid-summer, dill will produce large, flat topped yellow flower clusters with seeds that can be harvested for culinary use.   Dill is best when used fresh as it loses its flavor rapidly if dried; however, freeze-dried dill…

Parsley – Petroselinum Crispum

Parsley – Petroselinum Crispum

Parsley is a hardy, biennial that is grown and treated like an annual. There are two distinct types of parsley:  moss-curled and flat-leaf. Moss-curled forms a rosette of leaves that are finely cut and tightly curled.  It is often used for garnish.  Flat-leaf produces a rosette of…

Wormwood – Artemisia absinthium

Wormwood – Artemisia absinthium

Artemisia absinthium (absinthe, absinthium, absinthe wormwood, wormwood ) is a species of Artemisia, native to temperate regions of Eurasia and Northern Africa and widely naturalized in Canada and the northern United States.  It is grown as an ornamental plant and is used as an ingredient in the spirit…

Thyme – Thymus

Thyme – Thymus

Thyme (/ˈtaɪm/) is an evergreen herb with culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. The most common variety is Thymus vulgaris. Thyme is of the genus Thymus of the mint family (Lamiaceae), and a relative of the oregano genus Origanum. Ancient Egyptians used thyme for embalming. The ancient…

Rosemary – Rosmarinus Officinalis

Rosemary – Rosmarinus Officinalis

Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name “rosemary”…