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Narcissus spp Also known as daffodil, daffy down lilies, daffadown lily, daffadown dilly, jonquil, goose leek, Lent lily, asphodel (no relation) Description and Natural History Narcissus are popular garden flowers and harbingers of springs native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. They grow from a bulbous root system and are well-known for ...
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Myrrh is a resin obtained from one of several species of tree in the Commiphora genus including Commiphora myrrha, Commiphora molmol, and Commiphora gileadensis among others. The resin is gathered when it oozes from cuts in the bark of the tree and it hardens into a waxy substance that can be used as a fragrant oil ...
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Moonstone is a type of Feldspar that diffracts light giving it a luminous look. The ancient Romans considered moonstone to be solidified moonlight. The most valued moonstone is pale blue or gray, but it comes in many colors including pink, brown and yellow. Other names for moonstone: Hecatolit, Chandrakanta, Selenite, Feldspath ...
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Monarda spp. Common names Oswego tea, monarda, bergamot, horsemint, bee balm, beebalm A shrubby perennial with very distinctive flowers native to the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. Flowers bloom July through August and consist of dense, riotous clusters of pink, red or purple. This plant is a member of the ...
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Viscum album (European) OR Phoradendron Leucarpum (American) Zones 6-11 Mistletoe is a parasite that grows on larger plants, usually hardwood trees, its roots drawing nutrients from the sap of the host plant. It has lanceate green leaves and a short stem with many forks and can form a large, bushy clump hanging from ...
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Podophyllum peltatum Other Names may apple, may-apple, American mandrake, umbrella plant, Devil's apple, hog apple, Indian apple, wild lemon, mayflower Description Mayapple is an American native member of the plant family Berberidaceae common to woodland clearings in the Northern and Eastern United States and Southern Canada. It produces two deeply ...
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