Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lactuca Virosa--- Wild Lettuce

Lactuca Virosa Wild Lettuce

If you have encountered this plant, you know that it does not have the wateriness of its domesticated cousin, and its chemical relationship to other strongly Saturn plants like henbane indicates a Saturn association, especially when you consider the insignificant flowers. Consider it as an incense aid for divination, especially when working with darker deities.
This herb contains the tropane hyoscyamine, much as the nightshades do, but Lactucarium, an Eclectic preparation from this herb, is a sedating bitter that contains no hyoscyamine. Its dried sap looks, tastes, and smells similar to opium (more Moon here) and so has been used to adulterate opium in the past, which probably partially accounts for its name. This plant is also known as Strong-scented Lettuce, Lettuce Opium, Laitue vireuse, and Acrid Lettuce.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Astrophytum Asterias "Super Kabuto"

The Astrophytum asterias is a popular spineless cactus. In the wild it is almost extinct, mostly due to habitat destruction. In the wild it decreases in size when lacking water and might be covered with dust during the dry season. The rain makes it swell and washes it, making it ready to enjoy the sunlight.
'Super Kabuto' is a Japanese cultivar with extremely abundant flecking.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Trichocereus Peruvianus - Peruvian Torch Cactus

Peruvian Torch cactus (Echinopsis peruviana syn. Trichocereus peruvianus) is a fast-growing columnar cactus native to the western slope of the Andes in Peru, between about 2000-3000 meters above sea level.

The plant is bluish-green in colour, with frosted stems, and 6-8 broadly rounded ribs; it has large, white flowers. It can grow up to 7 meters tall, with stems up to 20 cm in diameter; it is fully erect to begin with, but later possibly arching over, or even becoming prostrate. Groups of 6-8 honey-coloured to brown rigid spines, up to 4 cm in length, with most about 1 cm, are located at the nodes, which are evenly spaced along the ribs, up to approximately 2.5 cm apart.

A short-spined variant which is nearly identical in appearance to its relative, Echinopsis pachanoi (San Pedro cactus), is known. It is therefore possible that many misidentified plants are being sold (both as Peruvian Torch and as San Pedro), but since local variations as well as hybrids do exist (both cultivated and natural), this will obviously make proper identification difficult.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mimosa Pudica --100 Seed Pack--

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Mimosa pudica or Sensitive Plant, a native of Tropical America, is a fun plant to grow. When we have tours of school children, their favorite plant is the Sensitive Plant. The leaves fold up when touched. If touched with a bit more force, the petioles will also bend at their pulvinis and the leaves droop. These movements are called seismonastic movements (reaction to physical shock). At night, the leaves will also fold and bend in movements known as nyctonastic movements (reaction to absence of light).

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