Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How many different uses can one plant have?


Wow, it's amazing the things you can learn about things trying to run BINGO...for example (from Wikipedia)...

"Many species are grown for their showy flowers or used as landscape shrubs. Hibiscus is also a primary ingredient in many herbal teas.

One species of Hibiscus, known as Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), is extensively used in paper making. Another, roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is used as a vegetable and to make herbal teas and jams (especially in the Caribbean). In Latin America, the drink is known as jamaica (drink) and is quite popular. It is made from calyces of the roselle plant. In Egypt and Sudan, roselle petals make a tea named after the plant, karkade.

Hibiscus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Chionodes hibiscella, Hypercompe hambletoni, the Nutmeg moth, and the Turnip Moth."

Do you want to know more? Check out the BINGO thread at Paperthreads!

BTW, what do you think about the siggie? I think I like it - it's from MyLiveSignature.com

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the flower pictures and your signature is really cute!


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