cardiovascular

Black Walnut

Botanical Name: Juglans nigra | Family: Juglandaceae | Similar: Junglans cinerea Common name(s): Black Walnut (nigra), Eastern Black Walnut, Butternut (cinerea) GROWING (profiling black walnut, not butternut) Deciduous tree | Zones 4-9 | 50 – 100+’ tall, when in the open it will grow wider with its branches closer to…

Lavender

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia, L. officianalus, and other varieties | Family: Lamiaceae Common name(s): Lavender, English Lavender, French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Alhucema (Spanish) GROWING Perennial; woody subshrub | Zones 5-9, depending on the species | 24″ tall, varies per species, grows in mounds | Soft, fragrant leaves | Flowers can…

Olive Leaf

Botanical Name: Olea europaea | Family: Oleaceae Common name(s): Olive GROWING Tree; evergreen | Zones 10 – 11 (8 – 9 for some varieties) | 30 feet tall | Small, smooth, leathery leaves, green on top, silver on bottom | Small greenish-white flower clusters | Green fruit that ripens to…

Turmeric

Botanical Name: Curcuma longa | Family: ZingiberaceaeCommon name(s): Turmeric, Jiang huang, HaldiGROWINGPerennial; herbaceous | Zones 10 – 11 (if grown inside, minimum temperature is 64 degrees) | 40 inches tall | Long, oblong green leaves (the undersides are lighter green) | Yellow-white flowers on long spikes | Seeds are sterileRhizomes are orange…

Hawthorn

Botanical Name: Crataegus oxyacantha & c. monogyna | Family: Rosaceae Common name(s): Hawthorn GROWING Tree; deciduous | Zones 3-9 | 15-30 feet (most), some to 45 feet | White to pink flower clusters in the spring, yellow or red crab apple-like fruit in the fall. Has thorns and leaves are serrated. Full…