anthropogen

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

Solanaceae, Nicotiana rustica, mapacho, махорка, thuốc lào, tobacco

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 […]

Solanaceae, Brugmansia vulcanicola, Vulcan Angel’s Trumpet

Brugmansia vulcanicola is one of the less common species in this genus. Native to the subtropical highlands of S. America. Click photos to enlarge. Click here for previous entries on the Brugmansia […]

Plants you aren’t growing, but should be: Solanum muricatum, pepino dulce

Solanum muricatum: One of many members of the Solanaceae family. Close relatives of this plant include Brugmansia spp, Iochroma spp, Datura spp., Tomatoes, Eggplants, Peppers, Potatoes, and many more. It’s […]

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 […]

Solanaceae, Physalis peruviana, Cape Gooseberry, uchuva – S. America

Here are a few photos of Physalis peruviana, also known as Cape Gooseberry,  a member of the Solanaceae family, related to such common species as tomato, tomatillo, eggplant, potato. It […]