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Xylopia parviflora, Small-flowered Xylopia

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 Xylopia parviflora
Family: Annonaceae
Small-flowered Xylopia
Origin: Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Family: Zamiaceae
Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti
Origin: South of the USA, western Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Cayman Islands
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Poisonous or toxicSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A small, tough, woody cycad native to the southeast United States (Florida, Georgia), the Bahamas and the Caribbean south to Grand Cayman and Puerto Rico (possibly extinct on this island). The common name is Coontie or Koonti, derived from the Seminole Native American language conti hateka. This cycad produces reddish seed cones with a distinct acuminate tip. The leaves are 1-3 ft long, with 5-30 pairs of leaflets (pinnae). Each leaflet is linear to lanceolate or oblong-obovate, 3-10" long and 1" wide, entire or with indistinct teeth at the tip. They are often revolute, with prickly petioles. It is similar in many respects to the closely related Zamia pumila, but that species differs in the more obvious toothing on the leaflets. This is a low-growing plant, with trunk that grows to 1 ft high and diameter, but is often subterranean. Over time, it forms a multi-branched cluster, with a large, tuberous root system, which is actually an extension of the above-ground stems. Like other cycads, Zamia integrifolia is dioecious, having male or female plants. The male cones are cylindrical, growing to 2-5" long; they are often clustered. The female cones are elongate-ovoid and grow to 2-6" cm long and 2-3" in diameter. Inhabits a variety of habitats with well-drained sands or sandy loam soils. It prefers filtered sunlight to partial shade. A very hardy, and easily grown species for sub-tropical, and warm temperate areas. They prefer lightly shaded, well drained sandy soils. Once common to locally abundant, Zamia integrifolia is becoming increasingly uncommon. Populations are presently limited to central Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Though it was once endemic to southern Puerto Rico and Haiti, it appears to have been eradicated in those areas due to intensive land use. This plant is poisonous, producing a toxin that affects the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. The toxin can however be removed by careful leaching, and the roots and half-buried stems were used by Native American people (notably the Tequesta Indians, the Seminole Indians and the Maroons) for their yield of a sago-like starch. Sago is prepared from the stems. Sago is a dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. The root is typically prepared for food by grinding it using a wooden mortar and pestle. The pulp is then saturated and drained. The drained fluid is allowed to dry and the resulting yellowish flour is used in the preparation of various foods. In industrial preparation, multiple macerations serve to bleach the flour to a whiter color.


 Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Family: Araceae
Arum Lily, Calla Lily
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicFlood tolerant

This is an old fashioned, but very rewarding garden plant. Zantedeschia is named after Professor Zantedeschi, probably Giovanni Zantedeschi, 1773-1846, an Italian physician and botanist. The flowers are faintly scented and this attracts various crawling insects and bees which are responsible for pollinating the flowers. The spathe turns green after flowering and covers the ripening berries. It rots away when these are ripe and the succulent yellow berries attract birds, which are responsible for seed dispersal. The rhizome is large and eaten by wild pigs and porcupines and the ripe fruit enjoyed by birds. Raw plant material causes swelling of the throat because of microscopic, sharp calcium oxalate crystals. The leaves are used as a poultice and a treatment for headaches. May be used as a marginal plant along streams, or on the edge of a pond. Plant in partial shade if there is no permanent water. It can be planted as a foliage plant in deep shade under trees but will not flower well in this position. It is fast growing and likes very rich, well-drained conditions. It is an excellent cutflower and lasts a long time in water. Nowadays there are other forms of this species which will enliven an old theme. There is also an attractive form with leaves spotted white. Requires consistently moist soil.

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 Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia rehmannii
Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zanthoxylum americanum, American Prickly Ash, Toothache Tree

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Family: Rutaceae
American Prickly Ash, Toothache Tree
Origin: North America
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
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 Zanthoxylum americanum, American Prickly Ash, Toothache Tree

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Zephyranthes sp., Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily

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Zephyranthes pulchella
 Zephyranthes sp.
Family: Amaryllidaceae   (Formerly:Alliaceae / Liliaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily
Origin: USA, Central and South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Various members of the genus may bloom spring only or repeat and continue into autumn, often a few days after rainstorms thus one of the common names, Rain Lily. Most are spring or summer flowering.

Cultivation from seed is easy in this group. Seeds are papery and can be floated but they sprout very easily sown under just a thin covering of sowing medium. Sow the seeds in a well-drained mix and keep in a warm place. The seedlings will grow well in warm weather and respond well to fertilizer. As with any papery seeded amaryllids, these have a relatively short viability period.

Zephyranthes pulchella - Showy Zephyrlily - is found in the coastal prairies and wet roadsides of eastern Texas and Gulf Coast Louisiana. The leaves grow through the winter and spring and die off in summer; flowering occurs in autumn. Leaves are linear and sedge-like and flowers are golden yellow. Pulchella means "pretty". These spectacular rain lilies growing in the highway medians near Refugio, Texas, on the east coast of that state. The glossy green leaves serve as a nice foil to the bright yellow flowers that are held just atop the foliage. The vigorously multiplying clumps flower for us from late summer into fall.

Zephyranthes flowers are very similar to Habranthus flowers and both are called rain lilies. Habranthus flowers point upward BUT at an angle and have unequal stamens, and Zephyranthes flowers point straight up and have equal stamens. Zephyranthes flowers tend to be star shaped and Habranthus have somewhat irregular flowers. Additionally, the seeds of Habranthus are slightly winged (and thicker).

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 Zephyranthes sp., Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily

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Zephyranthes pulchella

Zephyranthes sp., Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily

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Zephyranthes pulchella
Zephyranthes sp., Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily

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Zephyranthes sp., Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily

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Zephyranthes pulchella
Zephyranthes sp., Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily

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Zephyranthes pulchella
Zephyranthes sp., Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily

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Zephyranthes grandiflora


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Showy Zephyrlily, Fairy Lily, Rain Lily... These spectacular rain lilies bloom often a few days after rainstorms thus one of the common names, Rain Lily. They are found in the coastal prairies and wet roadsides of eastern Texas and Gulf Coast Louisiana. The leaves grow through the winter and spring and die off in summer; flowering occurs in autumn. Leaves are linear and sedge-like and flowers are golden yellow. Pulchella means "pretty". The glossy green leaves serve as a nice foil to the bright yellow flowers that are held just atop the foliage. The vigorously multiplying clumps flower for us from late summer into fall.
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