anthropogen

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

Bignoniaceae, Crescentia alata, Calabash tree, Tecomate, Jicaro – Mexico

Below are some photos I took of Crescentia alata, commonly referred to in English as the Calabash tree, and as Tecomate, Jicaro, or Jicara in Spanish. The tree native range […]

Solanaceae, Hyoscyamus albus, white henbane, diskiamos (modern Greek), dontochorton (Cyprus), sikran (Morocco), yellow henbane

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 […]

Lamiaceae, Salvia divinorum, Ska Maria Pastora, diviner’s sage – Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

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 […]