Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis; Ranunculaceae)

A tried and true medicine as well as colorant, Goldenseal is believed to cure ailments as diverse as muscle spasms, infection, cancer, and more. Like many other wild medicinals, Goldenseal has become endangered, her populations never recovering from mid 19th century over harvesting. While it is now illegal to harvest this Buttercup cousin on public land, there is no control of the sale of herbal … Continue reading Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis; Ranunculaceae)

Turnip (Brassica rapa)

Turnip has been a popular root vegetable in Europe since prehistoric times. The Roman author and naturalist Pliny the Elder even claimed that Turnip’s use “surpassed that of any other plant.” Though still cherished by some today, this has-been Brassica is not the star he used to be. All work posted here is copyrighted by The Lowly Esculent. Do not reproduce, use for profile pictures, … Continue reading Turnip (Brassica rapa)

Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea)

Cauliflower, whose name literally means “Cabbage Flower,” belongs to the species Brassica oleracea along with Cabbage, Broccoli, Kale, and others. A mathematician’s favorite vegetable, Cauliflower is known for his fractal dimensions most notable in Romanesco varieties. All work posted here is copyrighted by The Lowly Esculent. Do not reproduce, use for profile pictures, or the like without my permission. Do not share without credit ©️ … Continue reading Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea)