Ginger and Chiya

Aug 4 2022

Specimen Stories

Ginger, also known as Zingiber officinale is native to tropical climates like…


By Ang Lama

Season it with Leaves

Jul 14 2022

Specimen Stories

Culinary herbs are plants with aromatic properties and that are used for…


By Amy Weiss

Naming the Rainbow: Caeruleum / Blue

Jun 4 2022

What's in a name?

The rarest color in nature, caeruleum (Latin for blue), usually indicates a…


By Matthew C. Pace

Naming the Rainbow: Flavum / Yellow

Jun 4 2022

What's in a name?

Flavum (Latin for yellow) is often used to indicate yellow flowers, hairs, or…


By Matthew C. Pace

Naming the Rainbow: Coccineum / Scarlet

Jun 4 2022

What's in a name?

A close cousin of the color rubrum, coccineum (Latin for scarlet) is…


By Matthew C. Pace

Naming the Rainbow: Viola / Violet

Jun 4 2022

What's in a name?

In an etymological twist, the color violet takes its name from the violet…


By Matthew C. Pace

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