Materia Medica

Chamomile

Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita (German chamomile), Chamaemelum nobile (Roman) | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Chamomile, German chamomile, Roman chamomile (a.k.a garden chamomile) GROWING German chamomile (annual, to 24″), Roman

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Chaparral

Botanical Name: Larrea Tridenta | Family: Zygophyllaceae Common name(s): Chaparral, Creosote bush, Greasewood, Hediondilla, Governadora, Guamis GROWING Perennial; Evergreen shrub | dessert areas of the Southwest | 3-6 feet | yellow flowers

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Chickweed

Botanical Name: Stillaria media | Family: Caryophyllaceae Common name(s): Chickweed, Starweed, Starwort, Stitchwort (and more!) GROWING Annual; considered a weed | Zones 3-8 | Grows along ground, 6-15 inches | Very

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Cinnamon

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum / verum | Family: Lauraceae Common name(s): Cinnamon, Cinnamon Tree GROWING Tree | Zones 9-11| 32-49 feet tall (may be kept trimmed to 3-8 feet in

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Cleavers

Botanical Name: Galium aparine | Family: Rubiaceae Common name(s): Cleavers, Clivers, Clives, Goose Grass, Bedstraw GROWING Annual; wild, considered a weed | Zones 4-7 | Creeping/climbing plant that can

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Clove

Botanical Name: Eugenia caryophyllus | Family: Myrtaceae Common name(s): Clove GROWING Tree, evergreen | Tropics | 30+ feet tall | Large, leathery, oval, glossy paired leaves, bell-shaped red flowers twice a season.

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