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biodiverseed:

mimi-the-cat:

オキナワスズメウリ。

チビのスイカみたいで可愛い(≧▽≦)

http://mimi-the-cat.tumblr.com

http://sparklingcat.blog6.fc2.com/

Some google translate and wikipedia work has informed me this is Diplocyclos palmatus (Native Bryony), or maybe something else in the Bryonia genus. I’m not a botanist, so if someone more qualified wants to jump in that’d be great.

I want to know:

A) Is it eaten, or used for medicine, or both? There seem to be some scientific or pharmocological interest in it, but it’s also a gourd.

B) Where / how does it grow?

C) Is this one the invasive “Lollipop Climber”?

Aw, well I can confirm that OP captioned it in Japanese as Okinawa Suzume-uri, which is used in Chinese medicine iirc, but I don’t know what all for. I don’t think you usually eat it. (I guess Bryonopsis laciniosa, which is the name I find for Okinawa Suzume-uri, is the same as Diplocyclos palmatus. I wish a botanist would come explain why they do this.) Suzume Uri is the cutest name, though. Sparrow Melon! (Or gourd)
burdockandrose:

Market harvest. #farmersmarkets #summer #blessed

burdockandrose:

Market harvest. #farmersmarkets #summer #blessed

kaargue:

escape!!

wildcritterfarms:

These are pictures I took of my brother’s garden while I was visiting him in Anchorage, AK.  The temperatures don’t climb crazy high there - but the number of daylight hours do.   

I just remembered I was going to tell y’all about this too: it’s a free university course about traditional medicine, and for once it is actually about my region!  I don’t see too much about this elsewhere, so I thought some of y’all might be interested also. 

I just signed up for it today after having the tab sit open and forgotten for quite some time, so it’s still open :D 

I feel like I should also give credit to wherever I originally found this link, but I can’t remember where.

indieannajones:

Seriously, what the police are doing is not “bad”, it’s illegal.

There is a reason why people are raging mad at this situation, and it’s because it’s a blatant violation of basic human rights.

If you don’t understand that, then you are part of the problem.

entangledrootspress:

Another new print.
"Self-Care"
Lino-cut on reclaimed paper.
For the curious, the plants in the mortar and pestle (from left to right) are Yarrow, Rose, and Bilberry. Hanging behind (also from left to right) are Valerian Root, Colts Foot, Red Clover, Dandelion, Lavender, Meadowsweet, Gravel Root, Purple Coneflower, and Marigold.
You can get a print HERE.

entangledrootspress:

Another new print.

"Self-Care"

Lino-cut on reclaimed paper.

For the curious, the plants in the mortar and pestle (from left to right) are Yarrow, Rose, and Bilberry.
Hanging behind (also from left to right) are Valerian Root, Colts Foot, Red Clover, Dandelion, Lavender, Meadowsweet, Gravel Root, Purple Coneflower, and Marigold.

You can get a print HERE.

(Source: entangledroots.com)

chrysostmom replied to your post “Having an arsenal of herbal teas and a partner who doesn’t know what…”

licorice in a “relaxtion” mix i got to review…no thx can do w/o high bp at bedtime…

That seems awfully silly of them, I’m trying to think of a reason to include it but I don’t know one.

the-world-in-gardens:

The hardy saviour of the hot and dry garden, or the shallow container: Portulaca grandiflora or Moss Rose, from seed.

Portulaca grandiflora is native to Southern Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, but is spread across South Asia, and also cultivated as an ornamental around the world. The flowers open around 9:00 / 10:00 in the morning, depending on climate.

My garden, near Copenhagen.

15 aug 2014

I love moss roses! The bees seem to really love them too.

witchseed:

***attention witchy comrades***

susun weed is offering free one-year memberships to her premium online content, which involves lots of lovely herbal medicine resources—articles, audio, recipes, etc! if you’re interested, follow the link below and use the coupon code “INSPIRE”. i am currently plowing through all of the e-zine content and feeling lots of potions coming on.

http://wisewomanmentor.com/join

Wow, thank you for this post!  I just found this in the herbalism tag and tried it and it is indeed legit.  Now I have never read Susun Weed’s books, but this seems awfully sweet of her and amazon is constantly recommending her to me based on the herb books I do have, so I’m really looking forward to reading through this mountain of content! 

I’m reblogging especially for my fellow broke-ass herbal medicine students ;D