|Seed||Botanical Name||Year Collected||Location||Tags||Image Url||Short Description||Email Address|
|Carolina Allspice||Calycanthus floridus||2020||western NC zone 6||Native, Perennial, Ornamental||https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YIFU7w23c2T8e2BxoMxAz4iNdNTdXTlE||(6-10ft) shrub with dark red, fragrant flowers, native to eastern North America (from Missouri to NY to Florida) where it grows in moist firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Love in a Puff, Balloon Vine||Cardiospermum halicacabum||2020||Richmond, VA|
These seeds were a gift and I was enchanted watching them grow all summer. The seeds have tiny hearts on them. The vine has delicate, fern like leaves. It twines endlessly , producing teenie white flowers that turn into little green balloons.
|Gotu Kola||Centella asiatica||2020||Western NC, zone 6||Food, Medicinal, Perennial||creeping perennial native to tropics; traditional usage in Ayurvedic medicine, said to increase mental clarity and impart long life. also known as Brahmi. young leaves are tasty in salads and used in various southeast asian recipes. note: i will only ship to zones 7 and under, where it isn't hardy outdoors. makes a good houseplant or you can keep it in a email@example.com|
Richmond, VA, zone 7a
Perennial, Ornamental, Shrub
Decorative shrub with small wonderfully fragrant winter-blooming flowers, and interesting seed pods. Native to China. Related to Carolina allspice. Not closely related to the culinary allspice (Pimenta).
|Cilantro / Coriander||Coriandrum sativum||2020||Western NC, zone 6||Food, Annual|
Annual culinary herb native from Southern Europe and Northern Africa to Southwestern Asia. 2 spices in one: the leaves are cilantro and the seeds are coriander. Fast-growing, so you can plant multiple successions in one season.
|Cosmos||Cosmos sulphureus||2020||western NC, zone 6|
Dye/fiber plant, Annual, Ornamental
Beautiful orange annual flowers that can grow up to 6 ft tall, native to Mexico. Tolerates drought, pests, and poor soil, and may self-seed to the level of being aggressive in some climates and conditions (not a problem here in zone 6). Makes an orange-yellow dye.
|Moonflower||Datura innoxia||2019||Western NC, zone 6||Perennial, Ornamental||https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I1gfpKlHROT_hQ2waO_mvQfS2JKfEi7C||shrubby plant in the nightshade family with beautiful(!!) sweet-smelling white flowers that unfurl in the evening to attract sphinx moths. looks very goth.|
native to southwestern US and central america. the Aztecs called the plant by the Nahuatl names toloatzin and toloaxihuitl (trans. "the plant with the nodding head"). contains powerful alkaloids; hallucinogenic but also v. poisonous. is grown as an annual in colder climates, but i've overwintered mine twice now in zone 6. reportedly invasive in warmer climates (zone 8+?)
|Wild hydrangea||Hydrangea arborescens||2020||western NC zone 6|
Native, Perennial, Ornamental
Short/medium shrub with white/green flowers. Native to Easten North America from southern NY to northern FL, west to Oklahoma. Grows in rich hardwood forests, especially along streams. common in Appalachia. Larval host to the Hydrangea sphinx moth.
|Cucumber Root||Medeola virginiana||2020||western NC zone 6||Native, Perennial||native to Eastern North America where it grows in rich, moist forests and woodlands. named for its edible rhizome, which tastes/smells somewhat like cucumber. would love to spread these to some places where they're less firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lemon Balm||Melissa officinalis||2020||Western NC, zone 6|
aromatic, mint-family perennial native to central/southern europe to central asia. attractive to honey bees. makes a great, calming tea. used medicinally as a nervine (to calm and rejuvenate the nervous system + ease anxiety), and as an anti-viral.
|Four o clocks||Mirabilis jalapa||2020||western NC zone 6||Perennial, Ornamental||bushy perennial with a mix of orange, fuchsia, and yellow flowers. native to parts of central and south america. hardy in zones 7-10. flowers open in late afternoon/evening to attract sphinx moths. likes full sun. flowers reportedly used as a food coloring dye for cakes email@example.com|
|Scarlet Bee Balm||Monarda didyma||2020||Western NC, zone 6||Medicinal, Native, Perennial, Ornamental||https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UkLzOUC9STPGmMb0MjZAqDQub9GyH-wK||aromatic perennial in the mint family, native to eastern north america (from Maine to Ontario to Georgia). used medicinally as an antiseptic and is naturally high in thymol, the primary active ingredient in mouthwash formulas. flowers are a brilliant red and attract hummingbirds. likes to grow in wet firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kapoor Tulsi ("Holy Basil")||Ocimum Tenuiflorum||2020||Brooklyn, NY||Medicinal, Annual||Kapoor Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is an adaptogenic herb that is said to help the body relax and adapt to stress. The Kapoor variety is the most fragrant in the Tulsi family, and the easiest to grow. Full sun annual, cold hardy down to about 32F.||email@example.com|
|Scarlet Runner Bean||Phaseolus coccineus||2020||Western NC, zone 6||Food, Perennial, Ornamental||https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wWL83eTbrLsanf5m0JknVn-RwhaPd4Cr||in the Nahuatl language, these are called ayocotl. they're believed to have originally been cultivated in the highlands of Mexico and Guatemala around 2000 BC. unlike most of the beans we know, this one’s a perennial and makes edible tubers that can be eaten or replanted or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Calypso Bean||Phaseolus vulgaris||2020||Sharon, CT||Food, Annual||https://ibb.co/98ZnmH4||200(+) year old heirloom from the Caribbean. bush email@example.com|
|Giant Solomon's Seal||Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum||2020||Western NC, zone 6||Food, Medicinal, Native, Perennial, Ornamental||https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XfNIvYUrwLFsDuYH6Oy_oc0bUYqENs1V||native to woodlands of eastern and central North America. charismatic, tall and cascading, with hanging white flowers/blue berries. a perennial spring food crop—you cut the shoots as they emerge from the ground, like asparagus (they're in the same plant family). you can cook them like asparagus and they taste pretty similar, though i think solomon's seal has a more delicate flavor, almost like snow peas. the rhizome is also edible, and used in herbalism to treat damaged joints + tendons. a very big version of the smaller, native biflorum solomon's firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Black-Eyed Susan||Rudbeckia hirta||2020||Western NC, zone 6|
Native, Dye/fiber plant, Perennial, Ornamental
Perennial yellow flower with dark centers in the Sunflower family, native Eastern N. America ( MA to WY to FL and NM). Beloved by pollinators and a larval host to the bordered patch, gorgone checkerspot, and silvery checkerspot species. Tolerates drought. Makes an olive-green dye.
|Feverfew||Tanacetum parthenium||2020||Western NC, zone 6||Medicinal, Perennial, Ornamental||https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HYvMp0cGDoVM-G9F2hrQpVsUqqlkXWUS||aromatic perennial native to Eurasia with cute daisy-like flowers. demonstrated ability to help prevent and treat migraines. hardy to zone email@example.com|
|Mexican Sunflower||Tithonia rotundifolia||2020||Western NC, zone 6||Ornamental||https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bHUDsvyA_i_0adbUQkdHJuM4dA-k4w7T||tall (6ft), branched, with orange-red flowers beloved by pollinators, native to central america where they are perennial but grown as an annual anywhere cooler than zone 8. likes poor/average firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jewel Mix Nasturtium||Tropaeolum majus||2020||Western NC, zone 6||Food, Annual, Ornamental||https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gfhJp0rW3ST4UWmzM7JCPKe4GbD5BguC||Vining low to the ground with a mix of yellow, orange, and red flowers. Flowers, leaves, and seeds are edible and taste peppery. Flowers from June to email@example.com|
|Yellow Root||Xanthorhiza simplicissima||2020||Western NC, zone 6||Medicinal, Native, Dye/fiber plant, Perennial, Ornamental||https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oyYHEZxzEos2Wn6de2KP96IZqAiR4fEC||woody perennial groundcover that likes to grow along streambanks, native to Eastern North American (Maine to Ohio to Florida). used medicinally; roots are yellow due to its berberine content (anti-inflammatory, astringent, hemostatic, antimicrobial, anticonvulsant and immunostimulant). also makes a yellow firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Zinnia mix||Zinnia (sp?)||2020||Western NC, zone 6|
Popular annual flower in the Aster (sunflower) family, native from Southwest US down to S America. These seeds came from a mix of yellow, pink, red flowered plants.