Ivy Plant Facts?

Answer Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) has been used for medicine in Europe for thousands of years---and is used to treat eye inflammation, kidney disease, indigestion, colds, coughs and congestion. Ivy plants a... Read More »

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Sunflower Plant Facts?

The sunflower--Helianthus annuus, a relative of the daisy--is now widely grown in the U.S. and every other temperate region, but was domesticated by Native Americans about 1000 BC. These early plan... Read More »

Popcorn Plant Facts?

The popcorn plant is known scientifically as Rhodanthe anthemoides. It is also commonly referred to as chamomile sunray. Popcorn plants are small perennials that are members of the Asteraceae famil... Read More »

Mimosa Plant Facts?

The mimosa plant belongs to the pea family (Fabaceae). The word mimosa comes from the Greek word mimos or "mimic," referring to the moving leaves that mimic animal's sensitivity. The Mimosa pudica,... Read More »

Facts on the Cocoa Plant?

Chocolate lovers can thank the theobroma cacao tree for producing cocoa, the main ingredient in their favorite treat. Stimulants theobromine and caffeine naturally occur in cocoa, which comes from ... Read More »