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8 most common species:
Piper aduncum
Spiked pepper
Spiked pepper can be found throughout most of Central and South America. It is known for its intense peppery fragrance. It is quick to colonize clearings and grazing land, but livestock will not eat it, so spiked pepper is often considered a weed.
Piper auritum
Hoja Santa
Hoja Santa a sacred leaf that is widely used in Mexican cooking. The leaves have a fragrant aroma reminiscent of rootbeer when crushed, hence the common name rootbeer tree.
Piper nigrum
Black pepper
Black pepper is a climbing vine grown for its fruit, peppercorn, which is often dried and used as a spice and condiment. It is the most traded spice in the world and one of the most commonly used spices in cuisines worldwide. Black peppercorns were discovered inserted in Ramesses II's nostrils as part of his mummification rites immediately after his death.
Piper betle
Betel
The betel (Piper betle) produces glossy, heart-shaped leaves accompanied by a yellow-white catkin. In some areas of Southern and Southeast Asia, betel leaves are offered to friends and guests as a mark of respect and in hope of auspicious beginnings.
Piper longum
Indian long pepper
Indian long pepper is so named because its edible black berries are similar to pepper in taste and color. It is a widely used spice and condiment in the cuisines of its native central and eastern Asia. It has a long history of human use and is mentioned in ancient Indian Ayurvedic texts and also in the writings of the ancient Greek scientist Hippocrates.
Piper sarmentosum
Wild pepper
Wild pepper (Piper sarmentosum) is a vining evergreen shrub that ambles as an understory plant in tropical areas of eastern Asia and has been traced back to prehistoric times. It requires rich, damp soil to thrive and can quickly spread up to 10 m when given the right conditions.
Piper ornatum
Celebes pepper
Thanks to its striking, mottled leaves, celebes pepper has become a popular houseplant, cultivated worldwide. It is endemic to Indonesia, where it naturally grows in tropical forests. Thanks to its trailing growth habit, it makes a great choice for hanging baskets.
Piper sintenense
Piper sintenense
Piper sintenense is a tropical perennial herb notable for its heart-shaped leaves and slender spikes of small flowers. Thriving in understory forest habitats, it adapts to low-light conditions, which contribute to its rich, deep green foliage. Its growth pattern is often influenced by the moist, warm climates it prefers, leading to its lush and dense appearance.
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Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
Piper aduncum
Spiked pepper
Spiked pepper can be found throughout most of Central and South America. It is known for its intense peppery fragrance. It is quick to colonize clearings and grazing land, but livestock will not eat it, so spiked pepper is often considered a weed.
Piper auritum
Hoja Santa
Hoja Santa a sacred leaf that is widely used in Mexican cooking. The leaves have a fragrant aroma reminiscent of rootbeer when crushed, hence the common name rootbeer tree.
Piper nigrum
Black pepper
Black pepper is a climbing vine grown for its fruit, peppercorn, which is often dried and used as a spice and condiment. It is the most traded spice in the world and one of the most commonly used spices in cuisines worldwide. Black peppercorns were discovered inserted in Ramesses II's nostrils as part of his mummification rites immediately after his death.
Piper betle
Betel
The betel (Piper betle) produces glossy, heart-shaped leaves accompanied by a yellow-white catkin. In some areas of Southern and Southeast Asia, betel leaves are offered to friends and guests as a mark of respect and in hope of auspicious beginnings.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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