Plant Histories

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Welcome to Plant Histories .com, a modern open-source website that understands urban and rural life where plants are concerned. We are a lightweight, yet powerful, group that blends life’s tools into our lifestyle, so we get the right amount of both in our world Plants make many chemical compounds for biological functions, including defense against insects, fungi and herbivorous mammals Over 12,000 active compounds are known to science; some 20 to 25 percent of the drugs used in modern medicine use such chemicals derived from plants. These chemicals work on the human body in exactly the same way as pharmaceutical drugs so herbal medicines can be beneficial and have harmful side effects just like conventional drugs. However, since a single plant may contain many substances, the effects of taking a plant as medicine can be complex. Further, the chemical content and pharmacological actions, if any, of many medicinal plants remains unknown, and the possible benefits and safety of many such plants have not been tested.

Often the difference between, medicine and poison is the dosage, this applies with plants also

Summary Fuchs extracted the best knowledge available from Galen, Dioscorides and Pliny. Fuchs gave each plant a German name as well as the traditional Latin. He described nearly 100 northern European plants unknown to previous physicians. Fuchs combined careful textual scholarship with striking depictions of German plants drawn from life. This work contains descriptions of 500 plants, 400 of which were native to Germany. 4 indices cross-reference plant names according to Greek, Latin, German and common apothecary usage. In a portrait on the verso of the title page he is depicted with one hand resting on his book, the other hand holding a plant for inspection. 3 portraits at the end of the work depict the craftsmen at work: Heinricus Fuellmaurer, the artist; Albertus Mayer, who transfered the drawings to the blocks; and a woodblock cutter, Veitus Rudolph Speckle. The skilled women who likely hand-colored the illustrations were not similarly honored. In collaboration they created over 500 woodcuts for Fuchs’ text, which often served as the basis for illustrations in later herbals.

woods and forest are full

Many grains were wild in the beginning!



General Plant Definitions

any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that have more or less rigid cell walls containing cellulose, including vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts: some classification schemes may include fungi, algae, bacteria, blue-green algae, and certain single-celled eukaryotes that have plantlike qualities, as rigid cell walls or photosynthesis.
2. an herb or other small vegetable growth, in contrast with a tree or a shrub.
3. a seedling or a growing slip, especially one ready for transplanting.

Shrub and Bush

A shrub or bush is a small to medium-sized woody plant. Unlike herbs, shrubs have persistent woody stems above the ground. They are distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and shorter height, and are usually under 6 m (20 ft) tall.

What is the difference between a tree and a shrub?

The difference between a shrub and a tree? Generally, trees are over 20 feet tall and have trunks more than 2 inches in diameter at 4.5 feet about the ground. Shrubs are smaller than trees and often have many small, woody, bark covered stems rising from the base.Feb 28, 2015

What is the difference between a tree a shrub and a herb?

More generally, any non-woody plant; (2) a plant with culinary properties. Herbs are plants with little to no wood tissue. They are often aromatic, and the leaves can be used to flavor food. Shrubs are plants with multiple wood stems growing from a common center, while trees usually have a single woody stem.

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