Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Basil is a native plant from Asia,Africa, Central and South America. It is possible that Basil was first cultivated in India and later introduced into Africa and the Mediterranea through spice trade. The plant can be easily found by its distinct characteristics: square stems, flower spikes, and opposite leaves. There several other variations of Basil : Holy Basil, Genovese, Lemon Basil Nufar.
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Scientific Name: Monarda
Did you know bee balm is used to reduce discomfort caused by bee stings? Hence its name: “Bee balm”.
Bee balm is a member of the mint family. It is distinguishable by its square shaped stems, opposite leaves and fragrant leaves. Bee balm is a native to North America. It can reach a height of 2- 3 feet in height. The bright scarlet red flowers attracts various wildlife: hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.
Scientific Name: Matricaria Recutita
Chamomile is a native plant to Southern and Eastern Europe, and Western Asia . The plant thrives in disturbed areas such as: meadows and fields. Chamomile has been used for herbal remedies for thousand of years. It is primarily used for it’s anti-anxiety and sleep inducer properties.
Scientific Name: Lavandula Lavender
Native to the Middle East and India . Around the 7th century Arabs introduced the plant to Spain, which then the Spanish brought the plant into North America. Lavender can reach a height of 1-3 feet tall and 1-2 feet. The plant can survive in various climates although it will strive in warm climates with lots of sunlight.
Scientific Name: Melissia Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm is part of the mint family. The plant is native to southern Europe and northern Africa , but can be found across the word in warm and temperate climates. Lemon Balm can grow up to 2 feet tall and produce oval or heart shaped leaves.
Scientific Name: Rosa
There are approximately 100 types of rose species, which come in variety of colors .Roses can grow from anywhere between 0.5 inches to 7 inches. The majority of rose species originate from Asia, with a few others originating from North America and Europe. Fewer than 10 roses native to Asia were involved in crossbreeding that yielded many of today's roses.
Scientific Name: Achillea Millefolium
The Common Yarrow was imported from Europe into North America . Yarrow can grow between 10 to 30 inches in height. It is able to adapt to various environments because of its drought tolerant properties.