• Echinacea purpurea or Purple Coneflower
  • Passionflower Passiflora incarnata
  • Evening Primrose "Ozark Sundrops"
  • Chinese Leopard Flower or Blackberry Lilly
  • Yellow Dotted Mint Monarda punctuata
  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Hoja Santa, acuo

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Root Beer Plant. Used as both a culinary herb and medicinally in Mexico and Guatemala. The distinctive root beer flavored leaves are used to wrap various dishes and tamales while the leaves used as a tea are very relaxing to the nervous system. A close relative to Kava kava do not ingest long term as it does contain alkaloids which can be hard on the liver over time . Grows well as a houseplant in rich moist soil in partial shade. Large tropical-looking heart shaped leaves. Hoja will withstand temperatures into the 30's, but prefers temperatures above 50.Tropical Perennial Hardy to zone 10.

Latin Name Piper auritum
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