anthropogen

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

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 […]

Actinidiaceae, Actinidia indica, Kiwi fruit

I found this giant old Kiwi vine (see photo below) in someone’s yard in the Berkeley hills. It was full of flowers. The woman working in the garden said she […]

Actinidiaceae, Actinidia polygama, Silver Vine – China, Japan, Korea, Russia

A close relative to Kiwi (Actinidia indica), A. polygama is a deciduous vine that reaches 5-6 meters in height. It has a number of edible and medicinal properties. Like the […]

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 […]