Lathyrus nervosus

Lathyrus nervosus
Scale 6 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: During the Beagle voyage, this pea plant specimen was collected in Bahia Blanca, near Buenos Aires on October 2nd, 1832.

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Lathyrus /ˈlæθɨrəs/[1] is a genus of flowering plant species known as sweet peas and vetchlings. Lathyrus is in thelegume family, Fabaceae, and contains approximately 160 species. They are native to temperate areas, with a breakdown of 52 species in Europe, 30 species in North America, 78 in Asia, 24 in tropical East Africa, and 24 […] read more

Cinchona tree

Cinchona genus
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: The drug quinine is isolated from cinchona.

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Cinchona, common name quina, is a genus of about 25 recognized species in the family Rubiaceae, native to the tropical Andes forests of western South America.[2] A few species are reportedly naturalized in Central America, Jamaica, French Polynesia, Sulawesi, Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, and São Tome & Principe off the coast of tropical […] read more

Opium Poppy

Papaver somniferum
Scale 6 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1

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FACT: Opiates (such as morphine and codeine) are isolated from seeds of the poppy.

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Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy,[2] is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. Opium is the source of many drugs, including morphine(and its derivative heroin), thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means the “sleep-bringing poppy”, referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates. The opium […] read more

Tobacco plant

Nicotiana tabacum
Scale 7 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: Tobacco contains the phytochemical, nicotine.

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Nicotiana tabacum, or cultivated tobacco, is an annually-grownherbaceous plant. It is found only in cultivation, where it is the most commonly grown of all plants in the Nicotiana genus, and its leaves are commercially grown in many countries to be processed into tobacco. It grows to heights between 1 to 2 metres. Research is ongoing […] read more

White Willow

Salix alba
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1

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Fact: The drug Salicin is isolated from the bark of the White Willow.

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Salix alba (white willow) is a species of willow native toEurope and western and central Asia.[1][2] The name derives from the white tone to the undersides of the leaves. It is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree growing up to 10–30 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter and an irregular, often-leaning […] read more

Cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa
Scale 7 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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FACT: The drug tetrahydrocannabol is isolated from Cannabis sativa.

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Cannabis sativa is an annual herbaceous plant in the Cannabis genus, a species of the Cannabaceae family. People have cultivated Cannabis sativa throughoutrecorded history as a source of industrial fibre, seed oil, food, recreation, religious and spiritual moods, and medicine. Each part of the plant is harvested differently, depending on the purpose of its use. […] read more