anthropogen

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

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 […]

Basellaceae, Basella alba, pui shak (Bengali), balasale soppu (Kannada), Malabar spinach, Malabar nightshade, Climbing spinach

This is a soft twining perennial plant. The stems are fleshy and green, sometimes tinged brownish purple. The leaves can take on a variety of degrees of heart-shape. The small, […]