anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

ARTICLE: Beating famine: Sustainable food security through land regeneration in a changing climate

Article from: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya Beating famine: Sustainable food security through land regeneration in a changing climate March 20th, 2012 Leading thinkers in […]

Link: Database of Asian Plants in Cultivation

The Quarryhill Botanical Garden offers this helpful database on their website. Click here for the link. “The Database of Asian Plants in Cultivation is a searchable database containing Asian plant […]

Cornaceae, Cornus controversa, Giant Dogwood – China, Japan, Korea, Himalayas

I took these photos, and others to be uploaded shortly, at Quarryhill Botanical garden, near Sonoma in N. California. “Founded in 1987, Quarryhill is one of the pre-eminent Asian botanical […]

Convolvulaceae, Ipomoea aquatica, water spinach, bwere-mlungu (Chonyl), balanbal (Somali), chamarirobia (Sanya)

The prostrate, much-branched Ipomoea aquatica is a plant associated with wetlands, as the latin species name would indicate. The dirty green stems are hollow and fleshy with white sap, growing […]

Papaveraceae, Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy, ying su, ya pian (Chinese), kas kas (Malay), Adormidera (Spanish)

The opium poppy is an erect annual herb, growing up to a meter and a half in height with large hairless, almost grayish-green, serrated leaves. The large flowers are solitary, […]