#OHLORD MO-Missouri Water Wars Planning-Michael Brown Native Plants Institute Walnut Park

Congressional tweet handles;congress tweets

People Killing for Water Global Water Wars Planning-

Michael Brown Native Plants Institute Walnut Park.

Throw us some seeds Congressional Black Caucus

Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) of Minnesota
Rep. Chaka Fattah (@chakafattah) of Pennsylvania
Rep. Charlie Rangel (@cbrangel) of New York
Rep. Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) of California
Rep. Laura Richardson (@RepLRichardson) of California
Rep. Ed Towns (@oversightdems) of New York
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) of Texas
Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia (@rephankjohnson) of Georgia
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (@repkilpatrick) of Michigan
Rep. Marcia Fudge (@marciafudge) of Ohio
Rep. Bobby Rush (@BobbyRushNews) of Illinois
Rep. Jesse Jackson (@jacksonjronline) of Illinois
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLee18) of Texas… campaign
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (@eleanornorton) of the District of Columbia
Sen. Roland Burris (@rolandwburris) of Illinois
Rep. Kendrick Meek (@KendrickMeek) of Florida

No Twitter account… yet
CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee of California
Rep. Diane Watson of California
Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi
Rep. Mel Watt of North Carolina
Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (@majoritywhip…hmm)
Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri… excellent web site and no twitter account?
Rep. John Conyers of Michigan… the oldest member of the CBC
Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida
Rep. Al Green of Texas
Rep. Donald Payne of New Jersey
Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina
Rep. Artur Davis (@arturdavis was election site…) of Alabama
Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia
Rep. Danny Davis (there is …@dannydaviswatch… however) of Illinois
Rep. Lacy Clay of Missouri
Rep. David Scott of Georgia
Rep. John Lewis of Georgia
Del. Donna Christensen of the Virgin Islands
Rep. Greg Meeks of New York
Rep. Sanford Bishop of Georgia
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland
Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana… the youngest member of the CBC
Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland
Rep. Gwen Moore (@repgwenmoore) old account… of Wisconsin

Rep Cedric Richmond,Rep Steve Scalise,Rep Garrett Graves,Rep Bennie Thompson Louisiana New Orleans

#OhLord- The Ferguson Effect

You are here:

Home / Plant Profile “Indigenous” refers to plants that are native to the Americas, i.e. weren’t brought over after European contact, circa A.D. 1492. #NativePlants


LICORICE Other Names: Acide Glycyrrhizique, Acide Glycyrrhizinique, Alcacuz, Alcazuz, Bois Doux, Bois Sucré, Can Cao, Chinese Licorice, Deglycyrrhized Licorice, Gan Cao, Gan Zao, Glabra, Glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza glabra typica, Glycyrrhiza glabra v...

Other Names:
Acide Glycyrrhizique, Acide Glycyrrhizinique, Alcacuz, Alcazuz, Bois Doux, Bois Sucré, Can Cao, Chinese Licorice, Deglycyrrhized Licorice, Gan Cao, Gan Zao, Glabra, Glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza glabra typica, Glycyrrhiza glabra v…

Many “licorice” products manufactured in the U.S. actually don’t contain any licorice. Instead, they contain anise oil, which has the characteristic smell and taste of “black licorice.”Licorice is also used in an herbal form called Shakuyaku-kanzo-to to increase fertility in women with a hormonal disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome. In combination with other herbs, licorice is also used to treat prostate cancer and the skin disorder known as eczema.

How does it work?

The chemicals contained in licorice are thought to decrease swelling, thin mucus secretions, decrease cough, and increase the chemicals in our body that heal ulcers.A perennial for zones 7-10. The source of most commercial licorice used in the making of candy, liquor, and as a sweetner for herb tea. Extracts flavour tobacco, beer, soft drinks and pharmaceutical products. Powerful anti-inflammatory properties effective for arthritis, gastritis, canker sores. Also a mild laxative. 3 year old roots are harvested in the autumn.


Seeds for plants use in Medicine Uses HERE


“Indigenous” refers to plants that are native to the Americas, i.e. weren’t brought over after European contact, circa A.D. 1492.

learning more about the parts of plants Michael Brown Native Plants Institute Walnut Park (what IS a tuber anyway?) check out more in-depth diagrams and definitions here: http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/botany/plantparts.html

Plant guides for many of the above plants can be found on the USDA’s website: http://plants.usda.gov/java/



Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench

Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench

Prairie, Purple Coneflower

Catalog #0300

(Echinacea purpurea) One of the very best for attracting butterflies and birds, this showy and easy-to-grow plant adds a flashy touch to the late summer landscape. Blooms heavily from July through September. Will tolerate clay soils. Plants reach 3-4′ tall. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.


seeds germination

1/2″ Deep
10-20 Days
18-24″ Apart
Sun/Partial Shade



Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds outdoors just before last frost. Coneflowers prefer well-drained average soil and tolerate heat and drought. Blooms the first year from seed if sown early

The Three Sisters

By 1100 AD, Native Americans had shifted towards a maize-based agricultural system, meaning that corn was the major staple food for the indigenous populations, including those in Louisiana. The Native Americans of this region were very adept farmers, and are most famous for their “Three Sisters” – squash, maize, and beans, which also dominated the agricultural economy at this time. These three crops were grown together, with the pole beans using the stalk of the corn for support, and the squash protecting the soil from weed invaders.


garden Cone flower

Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench For Mike Brown Lesson Plans

eastern purple coneflower
Image of Echinacea purpurea

H075 Black Sampson Coneflower ( Echinacea )

H075 Black Sampson Coneflower ( Echinacea )

H075 Black Sampson Coneflower (Echinacea )

Echinacea purpurea (eastern purple coneflower or purple coneflower) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Echinacea of the family Asteraceae.

LICORICEOther Names:Acide Glycyrrhizique, Acide Glycyrrhizinique, Alcacuz, Alcazuz, Bois Doux, Bois Sucré, Can Cao, Chinese Licorice, Deglycyrrhized Licorice, Gan Cao, Gan Zao, Glabra, Glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza glabra typica, Glycyrrhiza glabra v…

studies have shown that purple coneflower extracts do fight certain viruses and appear to stimulate the immune system to ward off bacterial infection

Laboratory findings have shown that purple coneflower is effective in healing superficial wounds

Herbalists usually recommend the use of Echinacea purpurea in boosting general immunity in the event of colds, flu, respiratory tract infections, and mild bladder infections. Echinacea purpurea or purple coneflower is usually administered in the form of dried root or herb, as tea, standardized tincture extract, powdered extract, tincture and as stabilized fresh extract.
Its beautiful pink-purple petal is edible, making it an excellent salad garnish.

 TRZ016 Bedda Nut Tree ( Terminalia bellirica )

TRZ016 Bedda Nut Tree ( Terminalia bellirica )

Terminalia bellirica seeds have an oil content of 40%, whose fatty-acid methyl ester meets all of the major biodiesel requirements in the USA (ASTM D 6751-02, ASTM PS 121-99), Germany (DIN V 51606) and European Union (EN 14214). The seeds are called bedda nuts.
PLEASE seek guidance if you do not know how to use these herbs properly!! I will not be held responsible for the improper ingestion or other improper uses of herbs or wild edible plants. This information is posted here for educational purposes, and is not intended to diagnose nor prescribe.
Information within this site is Void where prohibited by law.

Morel Mushrooms

Morchella esculenta

Morchella esculenta, (commonly known as common morel, morel, yellow morel, true morel, morel mushroom, and sponge morel)

Morel Mushrooms, also known as sponge, pinecone, and honeycomb mushrooms, are the most popular wild mushroom in Missouri and the United States. They range in color from tan to pale gray to yellow and the surface is covered with pits and ridges. They vary in size, but can grow to be 12 inches tall. Many nature lovers hunt for this fine fungus in mid April and early May. Keep a close eye on the lilac bushes – when they bloom, it is time to look for mushrooms. They grow in moist woodlands and river bottoms when the weather has been consistently warm and rainy. They are considered a delicacy and are sold commercially for a huge price. They are delicious fried, stewed, baked, creamed, or stuffed. Medicinal uses. Native Americans used the bark in infusion for treating colds, coughs, and dysentery. Tea

Stuffed Morels


1 doz. medium size morels
1can flaked crabmeat
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup salad oil
2 tbl mayonaise
2 tbl chopped sweet onions
2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
2 tbl melted butter or margarine


In a bowl, combine crabmeat, egg, salad oil, mayonaise, onions, lemon juice, and 1/4 of bread crumbs. Wash morels thouroughly but gently under running water. Fill morel “shells” with mixture. Combine remaining 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs with melted butter and sprinkle over mixture. Place the stuffed Morels in a pan. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes at 375 degrees fahrenheit. Serve Hot.


Though morels are edible and delicious, there are many wild mushrooms that are not safe for humans to eat. Never try tasting a wild plant unless you are absolutely sure it is not poisonous or harmful to the body.

General Information
Symbol: ECPU
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN I
L48 N
Fact Sheet (pdf) (doc)
Plant Guide (pdf) (doc)
Data Source and Documentation
About our new maps
Symbol: ECPU
Plants-NRCS Logos

Cultural uses: Purple coneflower has a long history of medicinal use. Native Americans used it as an antidote for snake bit and other venomous bites and stings. It was also used in a smoke treatment for headaches. Purple coneflower was used to calm toothaches and sore gums, and tea form it was drunk to treat colds, mumps, arthritis, and a blood purifier (often a euphemism for the treatment of venereal diseases). Further, it was used as a treatment for pain, indigestion, tumors, malaria and hemorrhoids. After a long period of disregard, purple coneflower has come back into vogue in recent years. It is used primarily as an immune-system booster and it has been used as a treatment for skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, boils and wounds, burns, cold sores and genital herpes. It is also recommended for use to treat bronchitis, tonsillitis, meningitis, tuberculosis, abscesses, whooping cough, arthritis and ear infections.:
lower 48 status L48 Alaska status AK Hawaii status HI Puerto Rico status PR Virgin Islands status VI Navassa Island NAV Canada status CAN Greenland status GL Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM North America NA
click on a thumbnail to view an image, or see all the Echinacea thumbnails at the Plants Gallery

©Larry Allain. USGS National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC).

©Thomas G. Barnes.

©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, IL, Highland Park.

©Jeff McMillian. Provided by Almost Eden. United States, LA. Usage Requirements.
no standard photo

©Jeff McMillian. Provided by Almost Eden. United States, LA. Usage Requirements.

©Jeff McMillian. Provided by Almost Eden. United States, LA. Usage Requirements.

©William S. Justice. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 475. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.


Symbol     Scientific Name
BRPU15   Brauneria purpurea (L.) Britton
ECPUA    Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench var. arkansana Steyerm.
RUPU9    Rudbeckia purpurea L.
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Echinacea Moench – purple coneflower
Species Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench – eastern purple coneflower

Legal Status
Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists.
purple coneflower
purple coneflower
Probably Extirpated

Related Links
More Accounts and Images
ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (ECPU)

Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (BRPU15)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ECPU)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ECPUA)
Kemper Center for Home Gardening (ECPU)

Garden Uses

Excellent, long-blooming flower for massing in the border, meadow, native plant garden, naturalized area, wildflower garden or part shade area of woodland garden. Often massed with black-eyed Susans (rudbeckias).

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (ECPU)


A popular perennial with smooth, 2-5 ft. stems and long-lasting, lavender flowers. Rough, scattered leaves that become small toward the top of the stem. Flowers occur singly atop the stems and have domed, purplish-brown, spiny centers and drooping, lavender rays. An attractive perennial with purple (rarely white), drooping rays surrounding a spiny, brownish central disk.

The genus name is from the Greek echino, meaning hedgehog, an allusion to the spiny, brownish central disk. The flowers of Echinacea species are used to make an extremely popular herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system; an extract is also available in tablet or liquid form in pharmacies and health food stores. Often cultivated, Purple Coneflower is a showy, easily grown garden plant.

NPIN: Native Plant Database

  • Mikania scandens
  • Mikania scandens is a species of flowering plant in the aster family, Asteraceae. Its common names include climbing hempvine, climbing hempweed, and louse-plaster.
Climbing Hempweed Mikania cordata(Burm. f.) RobinsonFamily:Asteraceae Synonym (s):Eupatorium cordatumBurm. f.,Mikania volubilisWilld.,Mikania scandens auct.non L. Vernacular name (s):Assamlata,Refuzi Lata,Tarulata,Toofainna Lata(Bengali); ClimbingHempweed, Heartleaf Hempvine (English);Assam Ludi,Sheikh Mujib Atak(Chakma);AssamLata,Debaloti,Khainkhambo,Mrakhawbow,Ripujinui,Rifuji Nuiyee,Shushelanway,Wainya(Marma);Bainyachu(Khumi);Asamlata(Tonchonga);Athisaheph(Mandi) and Rajjamara,Dukhelaki(Tripura{

Rich source of vitamins A and C, also contains vitamin B.

This species is also used in the treatment of bleeding from cut, cutting wound, bullet wound, foot
mud sore, gastric ulcer, jaundice, scabies and septic sore (Uddin, 2006); dyspepsia, dysentery,
gastric ulcers, haemorrhages from cuts and wounds, itches and poultiching wound (Ghani, 1998);
gastric pain (Partha and Hossain, 2007) and dysentery, dyspepsia, gastric ulcers, to stop and cure
haemorrhages from cut and bruises, itches and wounds (Yusuf
et al., 2009).
Other uses:
Leaves are used as vegetables. It is also used as a remedy for snakebite and scorpion
Conservation status in the study area:
Commonly found in the local areas. No measure taken by the local people to conserve this species. In secondary forests, the species becomes as an alien invasive species by suppressing the growth and development of native regenerating species. Market potential/Domestication potential/Plantation potential/any pharmaceutical use:
It can be
domesticated as food plan
Leaf paste is applied over the
wounded area to stop haemorrhage.
Khumi, Marma and Tripura Mikania scandens

Height: Up to 15 feet
Deciduous, climbing, herbaceous vine, often blanketing nearby vegetation; whitish-pink flowers and triangular leaves. Habitat/Range: Perimeter of lakes, swamps, wet woodlands, freshwater marshes, stream banks in the Atlantic coastal plain.

Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan – Dearborn) (ECPU)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (ECPU)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (ECPU)
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (ECPU)
Related Websites
ATTRA-Echinacea as an Alternative Crop (ECPU)
FL-University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service (ECPU)
Forestry Images (ECPU)
HerbMed (ECPU)
Herbal Information Resources (ECPU)
KS-Great Plains Nature Center (ECPU)
MI-Department of Natural Resources (ECPU)
MO-MissouriPlants.com (ECPU)
NC-North Carolina Arboretum (ECPU)
NC-North Carolina State University Perennial Flowers (ECPU)
NC-North Carolina State University Plant Fact Sheet (ECPU)
NY-Cornell Herbaceous Perennials (ECPU)
National Center For Contemporary And Alternative Medicine (NIH) (ECPU)
OH-Ohio State University Horticulture (ECPU)
TN-Vanderbilt University Bioimages (ECPU)
TX-Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (ECPU)
TX-Texas A&M Horticulture (ECPU)

SF085 Fireweed ( Epilobium Angustifolium )
A versatile perennial that offers beauty as well as value as a medicinal herb. The perennial has slender upright spikes of flowers in shades of rosy pink in the months of June to September. It gets its name from the fact that it is often the first weed to colonize in an area that has been destroyed by fire.
Other common names include: Willow Herb, Rosebay Willowherb, and Yanagiran. Native Americans used the Willowherb plant as a good source of vitamin C and pro-vitamin A. Medicinally, the herb seeds can also be grown to relieve inflammation, draw out infection in wounds, and to treat burns.
Fireweed is very attractive to bees and butterflies, and Fireweed honey has become quite sought after. Fireweed seeds do best with a cold/moist treatment for 4 weeks prior to planting, or directly sow the herb seeds outdoors in the fall.