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SELECT id, scientific_name, cultivar_name, common_name, description FROM plant WHERE 1 = 1 AND medicinal IS NOT NULL ORDER BY scientific_name LIMIT 0, 20

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1. Hollyhock   (Alcea)

A decorative annual or biennial plant with beautiful tall spikes of flowers which open from the bottom of the stem upwards. There are single and double flowered forms in a variety of different colours, from white to pink to red to purple to yellow. There...
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2. Garlic   (Allium sativum)

Garlic is a bulbous plant from the onion family, and is grown for the useful and pungent bulbs which are used in the kitchen and medicinally. The flat, grey-green leaves and globe shaped flowers are also edible, though less fully flavoured than the bulbs. Garlic...
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3. Lemon verbena   (Aloysia citrodora)

Lemon verbena is a semi-deciduous perennial plant that is valued for the strong lemon scent of the foliage, which can be used for cooking and to make a herbal tea. It is native to Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia, and likes a warm humid climate. It loses...
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4. Joy weed, Calico plant, Alternanthera   (Alternanthera dentata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Little Ruby'

Alternanthera dentata 'Little Ruby' is a very compact, groundcovering perennial with attractive, dark burgundy foliage. It is a hardy, easy care plant, and forms a neat, mounding, dense plant. It bears clusters of small cream flowers, but the plant is grown for the foliage. Use as a contrast...
  ...learn more about the 'Little Ruby' variety

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5. Marshmallow   (Althaea officinalis)

Althaea officinalis, marshmallow, is a hardy perennial ornamental and medicinal plant with cream to pale pink flowers in summer and autumn. The leaves are furry and heart shaped which are lovely and tactile. Grows best in a moist and humus rich soil. Frost hardy, and...
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6. Lemon Myrtle   (Backhousia citriodora)

Not only is this plant one of the best bush foods, it is also a beautiful ornamental with its glossy green aromatic leaves and fluffy white flowerheads. Whilst it is capable of growing into a small to medium sized tree, it can be kept as...
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7. Calendula, pot marigold   (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula is a bushy annual or short lived perennial herb with large, bright cheerful flowers. They are an easy care plant that grows in a wide range of soils, and have a long flowering period, from spring to autumn. Good for garden beds or container growing. The flowers have medicinal properties, and...
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8. Chili pepper, Chilli   (Capsicum annuum)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Purple Tiger, Trifetti'

Capsicum annuum 'Purple Tiger' is a beautiful ornamental form of chilli plant. It has tri-coloured foliage, purple flowers, followed by small tear drop fruit that turn dark purple when ripe. The fruit are quite hot, and great for adding colour to your cooking. It is a...
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9. Chilli pepper, Chilli   (Capsicum annuum)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Black Pearl'

Capsicum annuum 'Black Pearl' is a beautiful ornamental form of chilli plant. It has near black foliage, purple flowers, followed by small round black fruit that turn red when ripe. The fruit are quite hot, and great for adding colour to your cooking. It is a perennial plant in...
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10. Golden shower tree, Cassia   (Cassia fistula)

Cassia fistula, golden shower tree, is a deciduous to semi-deciduous flowering tree with spectacular bright yellow cascades of flowers is spring or summer in warm areas. The flowers are sweetly perfumed. It has lerge mid green leaves. It is a tropical to sub tropical plant,...
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11. Greater celandine, Tetterwort   (Chelidonium majus)

Chelidonium majus, greater celandine, is a herbaceous perennial plant with four petalled yellow flowers. It grows from 30cms to around a metre high. It is used in herbal medicine, both the roots and the upper parts of the plant, though it can be toxic in moderate...
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12. Coffee   (Coffea sp)

The coffee plant is a highly decorative perennial shrub or small tree that grows in tropical to more temperate climates. It has dense glossy green foliage, fragrant white flowers followed by attractive berries. The berries are green , then turn yellow, then red when mature....
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13. Coriander   (Coriandrum sativum)

Coriander is an annual herb, all parts of which are used in the kitchen. It also has beneficial medicinal qualities, as an antioxidant, an antibacterial and other uses. It also attracts beneficial insects to the garden. It is a feathery leafed plant with umbels of...
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14. Lemon scented gum   (Corymbia citriodora)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Lemon Squash'

Corymbia citriodora 'Lemon Squash' is a compact form of the popular lemon scented gum. It is a small tree, growing to up to 8 metres tall and six metres wide, and retains the lovely smooth grey bark and deliciously lemon scented foliage of it's larger...
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15. Turmeric   (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric is a perennial plant of the ginger family, native to India and parts of Asia. It is used for curries, medicinally, and is reputed to deter ants.Leaves are lanceshaped. Flowers are 20cm long, with thick clusters of pale green pockets with creamy/yellow foxglove-like flowers peeping out...
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16. Lemon grass   (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemongrass is a tall perennial grass, and is one of the most versatile herbs. It is used for cooking, makes a herbal tea, is an insect repellant and has antifungal and antimicrobial properties. It has few pests or diseases, and is a very low maintenance garden...
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17. Torch ginger, Torch lily, Porcelain rose, Wax flower   (Etlingera eliator)

Etlingera eliator, or Torch Ginger or Lily, is a tropical perennial that bears stunning large flowers on long stems. It grows from a rhizome into a tall plant with lush looking foliage. The flowers make good, long lasting cut flowers, and come in a range...
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18. Ginkgo, maidenhair tree   (Ginkgo biloba)

Ginkgo is a large, deciduous, long-lived tree that can be used medicinally and for food. Disease and pollution resistant, ginkgo makes a good street tree, providing summer shade and winter sun. Male trees are preferred for street planting, as the female drops slippery smelly fruit....
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19. Curry plant   (Helichrysum italicum)

Helichrysum italicum is a perennial herb with silver grey foliage and yellow clusters of flowers in summer. The flowers can be dried for everlasting arrangements. The foliage is strongly herbal scented, and the flowers are medicinal, having anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. It needs a sunny spot...
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20. Liquorice plant, Silver bush   (Helichrysum petiolare)

Helichrysum petiolare is an attractive silvery grey, shrubby perennial plant. Small white flower are produced in mid summer, but it is the felty grey foliage that is the best feature. It forms soft, dense mounds of foliage to around 60 cms high and to 1.5 metres...
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