Amaranthaceae, Celosia argentea, Quail Grass

Considered to be one of the most attractive of all vegetable crops, celosia is used as an ornamental almost everywhere on earth. But few of its millions of admirers know that […]

Amaranthaceae, Alternathera sissoo, sissoo spinach, samba lettuce

Sissoo spinach, also called samba lettuce, is a vigorous perennial groundcover. The leaves are pleasantly crunchy, slightly more so then the temperate climate spinach. When consumed in large quantities it is suggested that they […]


Here’s a list-in-progress of plant families, ordered alphabetically. Click a family name and the link will take you to a page listing corresponding entries. I am in the process up […]


Following is a list of plant species I work with. The list mostly consists of species from around the world, typically those species I have encountered while living, traveling and […]