Plants

Plant Database

 

Click on the photo or plant name to learn more! Plants are alphabetized by their common English name.

Amaranth

Huauhtli (Nahuatl)
Amaranto (Spanish)
Amaranth cruentas
Native Range: Mexico and Guatemala

Blue Passionflower

Mburucuyá (Guaraní)
Pasionaria azul (Spanish)
Passiflora caerulea
Native Range: South America
Other Names: Bluecrown Passionflower, Clock Plant

Datura

Toloatzin (Nahuatl)
Toloache (Spanish)
Datura metel
Native Range: Mexico

Green Cestrum

Palqui (Mapuche)
Cestrum verde (Spanish)
Cestrum parqui
Native Range: Chile
Other Name: Night Blooming Cestrum

Mexican Beautyberry

X-pukin (Yucatec Maya)
Palo de Chilcaca (Spanish)
Callipcarpa acuminata
Native Range: Mexico to Bolivia
Other Names: Other names: Pukim (Maya)

Mexican Milkweed

Flor de Sangre (Spanish)
Ascelpias currasavica
Native Range: South America, Mexico
Other Names: Tropical Milkweed, Bloodflower

Mexican Pepperleaf

Tlanecpahquílitl (Nahuatl) / x-mak-ulam (Yucatec-Maya)
Tlanepa / Hoja Santa (Spanish)
Piper auritum
Native Range: Mesoamerica
Other Name: Rootbeer Plant

Naranjilla “Little Orange”

Lulo (Quechua)
Naranjilla (Spanish)
Solanum quitoense
Native Range: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Pineapple Sage

Jetcho deni (Otomí)
Mirto
Salvia elegans
Native Range: Mexico and Guatemala

Rain Lilly

Azucenita de Río (Spanish)
Zephyranthes candida
Native Range: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay

 

Toothache Plant

Jambu
Agrião-do-pará (Portuguese)
Acmella oleraceae
Native Range: Brazil
Other Names: Eyeball Plant, Buzz Buttons, Paracress

More Plant Entries Coming Soon.

All Photos by Margaret Avery Dickins de Girón © 2018