Here are some photos of a variety of Nicotiana rustica I am growing in my garden this summer. This is an enthogenic species of Nicotiana (tobacco) native to South America […]
Brugmansia vulcanicola is one of the less common species in this genus. Native to the subtropical highlands of S. America. Click photos to enlarge. Click here for previous entries on the Brugmansia […]
Click here for previous posts related to the Brugmansia genus . And click here for previous posts on the Solanaceae family.
I’m not sure if I should be concerned, relieved, or proud that this was the first book my daughter pulled off the bookshelf.
You may know it as Ivy, Common Ivy, or English Ivy. Apparently, according to Bown. D. (1995), Gerard, John; Woodward, Marcus (ed.) (1985), Jøhnke, H & Bjarnason, B. (1994), Boyle, […]
Here are two BANNED TED Talks (meaning removed from the official TED site) given by Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake. I find both of the lectures to be extremely refreshing; […]
The genus Hyoscyamus consists of about 20 species, all of which contain powerful narcotic tropane alkaloids, including scopolamine and hyoscyamine. (I photographed this growing out of an abandoned doorway in […]
Entheopedia is an online database of entheogenic plants. There are currently 179 plants listed in the database. Users can help add to the list by submitting photos and suggesting species […]
I found this growing in a botanical garden in San Francisco today, so I thought I’d post an article since I don’t have one at present… Salvia divinorum is native […]
I found this large Cola tree in a small neighborhood/village at the edge of Libreville. I’m pretty sure it’s C. acuminata. Here is a previous entry on Cola nitida, which […]
Below are some photos of the leaf, young fruit, flower bud and flower of Tabernathe iboga, an entheogen and medicinal plant from Central West Africa. I took these photos in […]
Click on photo to enlarge… I have encountered this (below) N. tabbacum, and this N. tabacum. Maybe I have them mixed up, although I am under the impression that the […]
Hyoscyamus species occur in W. Europe, N. Africa and in SW and C. Asia. H. niger is naturalized in N. America and Australia. It is a common […]
I photographed this while on a walk in Berkeley. I think its I. cyaneum. Although I’m not sure which cultivar it is, ‘red wine’ or ‘ruby red’? Brugmansias and Iochromas […]
Iochroma fuchsiodes is a shrub or small tree growing 10-15 feet in height, sometimes larger. The genus occurs in the Colombian and Ecuadorean Andes at about 7,000 ft altitude. The […]