Users' questions

Is wattle the same as mimosa?

Is wattle the same as mimosa?

Some species of acacia or wattle are called mimosa. Both are botanical genus names and both names are used colloquially for certain species of trees that produce pink or yellow puffy flowers. The more ornate flowering species of acacia make showy cut flowers, are are commonly called mimosa.

Is Acacia Dealbata invasive?

A naturalised species may spread, but becomes regarded as an invasive if it has detrimental ecological or economic effects. Globally, Australian acacias are major contributors to lists of invasive species. Silver wattle has many such characteristics.

Is Silver Wattle poisonous?

Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) is an evergreen shrub or small tree from the Fabaceae family. All parts of silver wattle are considered toxic to horses. It contains cyanogenic glycosides prunasin and sambunigrin ((S)-prunasin).

Is Silver Wattle invasive?

Invasive species In South Africa, the species is a Category 1 weed in the Western Cape (requiring eradication) and Category 2 weed (requiring control outside plantation areas) elsewhere. In Portugal, the species makes part of the official list of invasive species (along with other Acacia species).

Where did the Aztecs grow the chia plant?

The Mexican chia (Salvia hispanica) was grown in Mexico and Central America by the Aztecs and other indigenous people of the region. While the native people continued to grow chia, its uses were largely forgotten by outsiders.

What do you need to know about the acacia tree?

This resinous substance has many applications in pharmaceuticals, food science, and traditional medicine. This species of acacia is Australia’s national flower! The yellow globes of its bloom are actually many small flowers. This low growing acacia grows white flowers in beautiful orbs. What are acacia trees used for?

What kind of alkaloids are in the leaves of Acacia?

Some species of Acacia include psychoactive alkaloid in the leaves, seed pods, flowers, or stems. The psychoactive agent, known as DMT (dimethyltryptamine), is a powerful but short-lived hallucinogen that has been used for spiritual purposes by indigenous people.

Where can I find Salvia hispanica Benth plants?

Chia is mostly identified as Salvia hispanica L. or Salvia columbariae Benth. Today, chia is grown and consumed commercially in its native Mexico and Guatemala, as well as Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Northwest of Argentina, Parts of Australia, and the southwestern United States. New patented varieties of chia have been bred in Kentucky…