See also videos in the Travel Blog:
big sagebrush icon of western grasslands
soapweed yucca useful and attractive
prickly poppy big-flowered annual
sunflowers brightening the plains
Vegetables with Many Guises
Chili peppers – in everyone’s food
Beta vulgaris, one plant many uses
Brassica oleracea, the plant that became many vegetables
Plant Confusions: Plants that share the same name causing confusion and mix-ups.
The story of the plant that stole the name marigold.
Left: the original plant with the name marigold. Right: the plant you are most likely to get if you ask for a marigold today.
Two plants are both called snow-on-the-mountain
Left: the snow-on-the-mountain which is the variegated form of goutweed, a ground cover from Europe. Right: the snow-on-the-mountain which is native to the plains of North America.
Two very different currants
Some currants are small grapes, others are gooseberries.