Virola surinamensis, a nutmeg relative, is native to the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and swamps of Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The tree is harvested […]
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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 […]
I’m growing a purple variety of cauliflower this year. Although the true wild origin is not quite known, this heirloom variety comes from Sicily, another purple variety exists from S. Africa. The […]
Pachira aquatica is a medium size tree native to tropical wetlands of Central and South America. Its native habitat tends to be seasonally flooded lowlands or swamps, however it is […]
Barcino is a hardwood species native to the dry tropical forests of Mexico. I took these photos on the Central Pacific coast near Chamela.
Here’s a photo of two immature Biriba fruit. When mature the fruit turns bright yellow. Biriba can be found growing in the wild in the islands of the Caribbean and […]
Actually more closely related to the turnip (Brassica rapa var. rapa) then broccoli, Rapini is likely the semi-domesticated descent of a wild herb originating either in China or the Mediterranean region. Rapini is […]
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I’m pretty sure this is Coprinopsis nivea, but I could be wrong. If you have an ID correction please let me know via the comment forum. In the photo below […]
Two photos of Lactarius fragilis mushrooms from W. Sonoma County. As they dry out these intriguing mushrooms smell increasingly like maple syrup and are best cooked into deserts due to their unique […]
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Adansonia digitata makes a nice patio tree. Here’s a good example from the coast of Kenya. Click photo to enlarge. Here are a few previous posts from this site with […]
Or you could say Talc trash…