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Celery Seed – The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Maryann Readal Celery seed comes from a variety of celery that is different from the celery (Apium graveolens) we see in grocery stores. The seed comes from an ancestor of celery called smallage or wild celery. The smallage variety is native to the Mediterranean area and the Middle East and…

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Nose-Twisting Nasturtiums

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Susan Belsinger Plant Profile Family: Tropaeolaceae Scientific name: Tropaeolum majus Common names: nasturtium, Indian cress, trophy cress, trophywort Native Habitat: Peru, parts of South America Plant Type: Annual Growth Habit: Dwarf bushy cultivars grow from 8 to 18 inches in height, while the climbers can easily reach 6 to 10…

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Safe Passage for Plants & Pollinators: Building GreenBridges™

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Debbie Boutelier, HSA Past President & GreenBridgesTM Chair It’s summer and the living is easy for our pollinators. There is an abundance of blooming plants from which to choose. A little here, a little there, moving pollen around from plant to plant and increasing the abundance. It’s glorious now, but…

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HSA Webinar: The Brambles: Sorting through the Thicket of Rubus Terminology

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Jen Munson, Education Chair Brambles…hmmm…Rubus: The International Herb Association’s (IHA) Herb of the Year™ 2020…hmmm, not necessarily a tactile herb you want to scratch and sniff, or roll between your fingers to enjoy. Regardless, it is one that definitely evokes vivid memories. Growing up we had a red raspberry patch,…

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