The Grandidier’s Baobab is a tree species native only to Southwest Madagascar. These trees, known by the locals as “Renala,” are a huge resource to them. The fruit and seeds are eaten, and it’s bark is used for rope, roofing and medicinal products, and it has an important role in local culture and traditional ceremonies. While the locals benefit from these plants, the usage also denigrates the current population. The species is threatened by fire, slash-and-burn farming, over-grazing (which inhibits […]
Also known as the Emerald Vine, or the Turquoise Jade Vine. While so elegantly beautiful, Jade Vine is actually a member of the pea and bean family (Fabaceae) and is closely related to kidney beans. Generally growing besides streams in damp forests or ravines, the Jade Vine stays pollinated by both birds and bats, as well as certain species of wasps & butterflies.
“Baker’s Larkspur is a perennial herb, in the buttercup family. It is only found in California, where it is a federally listed endangered species. It is known in the wild from one remaining occurrence near Salmon Creek in Sonoma County, where only seven plants remained as of March, 2006.” -Endangered Flora of California by Mark Rogers