Herbarium

 

Cranberry

Cranberry (Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccus) is an evergreen shrub growing in swamps and wetlands. The herbal and food raw material is its fruit - multi-seed berries. The fruit is harvested in the fall - from mid-September to the beginning of...

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Calendula

In its natural state, the parent plant (Calendula officinalis) is found in South-Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Egypt and Syria. In Poland, marigold is often grown as an ornamental plant (for example on balconies) or in gardens,...

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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus L'Hér.) - a genus of trees and shrubs belonging to the myrtle family. It includes about 600 species from Australia, New Guinea and south-eastern Indonesia. In Australia, they form evergreen forests or scrubland....

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Garlic

Garlic (Allium L.) is a genus of plants from the Amaryllidaceae family, including about 700 species cultivated or found in the wild throughout the Northern Hemisphere, mainly in the temperate zone. The following are important as edible...

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Milk thistle

In previous entries, I talked about two representatives of the Asteraceae family: coltsfoot and dandelion. Today, another representative of this family - milk thistle (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner). It is a plant native to the...

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Dandelion

It is slowly fading to the coltsfoot and more spring yellow flowers (actually inflorescences) appear everywhere. This is a dandelion (also called common dandelion) - Taraxacum officinalis. It is a perennial with a long tap root, with a...

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Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot Spring has already begun and the first spring flowers appear with it. In the forest, they will probably be anemones, the entire fields of which bloom white. On city lawns, yellow coltsfoot flowers will appear among the first to...

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Ginseng

Ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) is a perennial from the araliaceae family that once grows wild in eastern Russia, northeastern China, northern Korean peninsula and Japan. Due to its great importance in folk medicine and very high...

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