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Edible Yummy Plants

Okinawa Spinach

1) Plant History & General Information:    Location on Property: Garden D, Garden M Scientific Name: Gynura nepaliensis,G. procumbens or G. crepioides Region of Origin: Native to the Indonesian Islands and Japan General History: It is cultivated throughout eastern Asia including China, Taiwan, Japan, and Okinawa. No one knows for sure, but with Hawaii’s strong ties to[…]

Katuk

1) Plant History & General Information:    Location on Property: Garden D, Garden M, Eco-Community Amenities, below Bamboo Hut, Ohia Camper Scientific Name: Sauropus androgynus Region of Origin: Korea Type: Beautiful & Useful General History: It is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in South Asia and Southeast Asia and is notable for high yields and palatability. The shoot tips[…]

Kava

1) Plant History & General Information:  Location on Property: Garden Z, Garden J, Puka Hale, Bamboo Hut Scientific Name: Piper methysticum Kava or kava-kava is a crop of the western Pacific. The name kava is from Tongan and Marquesan; other names for kava include ʻawa, ava, yaqona, sakau, and malok or malog Region of Origin: Native[…]

Liliko’i (Passion fruit)

1) Plant History & General Information:  Location on Property: Hideaway Camp, Puka Hale, Garden O, Garden X, Y, Z Scientific & Other Names: Passiflora edulis Sims Region of Origin: South America Type: Beautiful & Useful General History: Originally from South America, Passionfruit spread to Australia wherein 1923, Mr. E. N. Reasoner brought the seeds to Hawai’i. In Hawai’i the two varieties are[…]

Mamaki

1) Mamaki Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific Name: Pipturus Albidus b) Region of Origin: This native Hawaiian plant is found in mesic to wet forests and valleys on all the main islands except Kahoolawe and Niihau. c) General History: When one thinks of Hawaiian plants used as medicine, Awa, kookoolau and[…]

Ti Tree

1) Plant History & General Information: Location on Property:  Garden A, Garden E, Garden N, Garden W Scientific Name: Cordyline Fruticosa Region of Origin: Southeastern Asia, Papua New Guinea, Northeastern Australia, Indian Ocean and parts of Polynesia. It is not native to Hawaii or New Zealand but exists on those islands as a feral weed introduced[…]

Thimble Berry

1) General Information: Location on Property: Jungle Cottage, Garden E Scientific Name: Rubus parviflorus, commonly called thimbleberry, salmonberry,and snow bramble Region of Origin: North America Type: Beautiful & Useful General History: Rubus parviflorus is found from Alaska south as far as California, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and San Luis Potosí. It grows from sea level in the north, up to[…]

Tulsi

1) Plant History & General Information: Location on Property: Garden N and Garden T A) Scientific Name: Ocimum sanctum (“sacred fragrant lipped basil”). More recently this species has become known bybthe name Ocimum tenuiflorum (“basil with small flowers”) or Ocumum gratissimum (“very grateful basil”).Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (mint) Hindi: Tulsi, Sanskrit: Tulasi B) Region of Origin: India[…]

Wild Squash

1) General Info on Wild Squash:   ! Location on Property: Garden N Scientific Name:  Cucurbita pepo (Summer squash/Zucchini), C. maxima (True winter), C. pepo(Acorn, delicata, spaghetti) , C. moschata (butternut). Region of Origin: South America General History: The four species of squash belong to the Cucurbitaceae, a flowering plant family commonly known as gourds or cucurbits and includes crops like cucumbers, luffas,[…]

Mango

1) Plant History & General Information:  Location on Property: Garden K, Kahuna Cabin, Ocean View, Garden V Scientific Name: Mangifera Indica Region of Origin: India and Southern Asia Type: Useful General History: Mango trees have been cultivated and grafted for hundreds of years. Grafting was a ‘secret’ in many cultures and tasty mangoes were status symbols for the[…]