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Luffa acutangula | Angled Loofah | Chinese Okra | Ribbed Gourd | 10_Seeds


This is Luffa acutangula, Angled Loofah, Chinese Okra, Ribbed Gourd, dish cloth gourd, ridged gourd, sponge gourd, vegetable gourd, strainer vine, ribbed loofah, silky gourd, ridged gourd, silk gourd, and sinkwa towelsponge. The unripe fruit is used as a vegetable and the ripened fruit is used as a loofah or a natural cleaning sponge. It can be grown as a houseplant in colder climates. The yellow blossoms attract bees, butterflies, and birds. This plant likes to live in full sun where it blooms repeatedly from late Spring until early Fall. The seeds can be roasted and salted and they are often eaten as a delicacy. Young fruit is eaten raw or cooked and are often used in salads. This fruit is widely used in curries and soups. The oil from the seed can also be used as a cooking oil. This plant is grown as an annual in all USDA Hardiness Zones.
Luffa acutangula | Angled Loofah | Chinese Okra | Ribbed Gourd | 10_Seeds

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This is Luffa acutangula, Angled Loofah, Chinese Okra, Ribbed Gourd, dish cloth gourd, ridged gourd, sponge gourd, vegetable gourd, strainer vine, ribbed loofah, silky gourd, ridged gourd, silk gourd, and sinkwa towelsponge. The unripe fruit is used as a vegetable and the ripened fruit is used as a loofah or a natural cleaning sponge. It can be grown as a houseplant in colder climates. The yellow blossoms attract bees, butterflies, and birds. This plant likes to live in full sun where it blooms repeatedly from late Spring until early Fall. The seeds can be roasted and salted and they are often eaten as a delicacy. Young fruit is eaten raw or cooked and are often used in salads. This fruit is widely used in curries and soups. The oil from the seed can also be used as a cooking oil. This plant is grown as an annual in all USDA Hardiness Zones.
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Orlaya grandiflora | Minoan Lace | White Lace Flower | 50_Seeds


This is Orlaya grandiflora, also known as Minoan Lace, and White Lace Flower. This is an Annual plant grows to about 2 feet tall and likes to live in sun or partial shade. The bursting white blossoms arrive in late Spring and hang around until early Summer. This plant as well as Centaurea cyanus are two of the best choices if you want plants that will be valuable to beneficial pollen collectors. This includes butterflies, bees, wasps, flower flies, and many others that I have never heard of. This will make butterflies happy.
Orlaya grandiflora | Minoan Lace | White Lace Flower | 50_Seeds

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This is Orlaya grandiflora, also known as Minoan Lace, and White Lace Flower. This is an Annual plant grows to about 2 feet tall and likes to live in sun or partial shade. The bursting white blossoms arrive in late Spring and hang around until early Summer. This plant as well as Centaurea cyanus are two of the best choices if you want plants that will be valuable to beneficial pollen collectors. This includes butterflies, bees, wasps, flower flies, and many others that I have never heard of. This will make butterflies happy.
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Viola tricolor Helen Mount | Johnny Jump Up | Heartsease | 200_Seeds


This is Viola tricolor, also known as johnny jump up, heartsease, hearts ease, hearts delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, wild pansy, and love-in-idleness. This adorable little pansy does not mind if it lives in full sun or full shade, and it will adapt to most all growing conditions. This cute little survivor is the larval host plant for the Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary, and Gray Hairstreak butterflies. Johnny jump up is a nectar plant for the  Falcate Orangetip butterfly. The petals of this plant are edible and used in salads or desserts most of the time. The petals are picked just as the flower opens up and then they are soaked in cold water until they swell up. Not only are the flowers edible but they contain antioxidants. This plant is grown as an annual in some places and it is a short lived perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 2b to 9
Viola tricolor Helen Mount | Johnny Jump Up | Heartsease | 200_Seeds

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This is Viola tricolor, also known as johnny jump up, heartsease, hearts ease, hearts delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, wild pansy, and love-in-idleness. This adorable little pansy does not mind if it lives in full sun or full shade, and it will adapt to most all growing conditions. This cute little survivor is the larval host plant for the Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary, and Gray Hairstreak butterflies. Johnny jump up is a nectar plant for the Falcate Orangetip butterfly. The petals of this plant are edible and used in salads or desserts most of the time. The petals are picked just as the flower opens up and then they are soaked in cold water until they swell up. Not only are the flowers edible but they contain antioxidants. This plant is grown as an annual in some places and it is a short lived perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 2b to 9
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Panicum capillare | Witchgrass | 400_Seeds


This is Panicum capillare, also known as Old Witch Grass, and Witchgrass. The Seeds can be eaten after being cooked and then ground into powder. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.
Panicum capillare | Witchgrass | 400_Seeds

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This is Panicum capillare, also known as Old Witch Grass, and Witchgrass. The Seeds can be eaten after being cooked and then ground into powder. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.
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Celosia Caracas | Cockscomb | 50_Seeds


This is Celosia Caracas, also known as Cockscomb, and Celosia Comfort. This is a great seed for the beginning gardener. They germinate easily, are virtually pest and disease free, and they are breathtaking. These impressive flowers are very showy and have mesmerizing texture. The feather light plumes seem to float in the air, bursting with life. These plants will reseed themselves, but the results are much better if you collect the seeds, dry them out, and then germinate them yourself. This plant does best in the sun, and it can grow in almost all types of soil. This is a magnificent dried flower when it is picked in the morning when it is covered with dew, stripped of its leaves, and then hung upside down to dry. This plant is a larval host for the Common Sootywing butterfly. In Africa, India, and Indonesia Celosia is eaten as a vegetable. This annual plant can be grown in all USDA Hardiness Zones.
Celosia Caracas | Cockscomb | 50_Seeds

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This is Celosia Caracas, also known as Cockscomb, and Celosia Comfort. This is a great seed for the beginning gardener. They germinate easily, are virtually pest and disease free, and they are breathtaking. These impressive flowers are very showy and have mesmerizing texture. The feather light plumes seem to float in the air, bursting with life. These plants will reseed themselves, but the results are much better if you collect the seeds, dry them out, and then germinate them yourself. This plant does best in the sun, and it can grow in almost all types of soil. This is a magnificent dried flower when it is picked in the morning when it is covered with dew, stripped of its leaves, and then hung upside down to dry. This plant is a larval host for the Common Sootywing butterfly. In Africa, India, and Indonesia Celosia is eaten as a vegetable. This annual plant can be grown in all USDA Hardiness Zones.
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