anthropogen

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

Solanaceae, Datura wrightii, Toloache, Jimson Weed, Thorn Apple

This is a robust, fast growing annual, typically found growing along the banks of arroyos, along sand bars, after rain. The gray-green leaves may have few to no teeth, and […]

Solanaceae, Brugmansia suaveolens, ToĆ©, Angel’s Trumpet

Angel’s Trumpet is a cultivated herbaceous plant, reaching 3-4 m in height. The large, spectacular pendent flowers are funnel-form and white at the base, turning pink towards the apex. The […]

Arecaceae, Areca catechu, Betel nut, Paaku, Pinang, arequier (French), Betelnusspalme (German), avellana d’India (Italian)

Areca seeds are ingested as “betel”, a combination of leaves of Piper betle, slices of fresh seed and lime (to convert alkaloids to their freebase). Betel has been enjoyed for […]