Plant Profiles How to Identify Plants Learn how to identify plants on your own!Lean how to identify plants on your own and understand those guide books!Learn how to learn plants on your own! Plant Profiles Calendula is well known for being a healing herb as well as a commonly used herb in culinary recipes. Often planted in gardens for its beauty, Calendula has many useful properties.Dandelions have so many medicinal uses! Let them grow out in the spring to provide the bees with an early source of pollen.Elderberry juice was used to treat the flu epidemic in Panama in 1995 and the German Commission E (German FDA) approved elderberry for treatment of coughs, bronchitis, fevers, and colds.The ginkgo is well known for being a "living fossil." It is considered one of the oldest tree species in the world and has not changed much from it's 200 million-year-old ancestor.During the Civil war, American Holly leaves were a popular tea substitute. The Native Americans would also use all parts of the tree in medicine. Today, hollies are not used very often in natural medicine but are very popular for Christmas decor and landscaping.Lavender is one of the most popular scents as well as one of the most popular herbs used in natural medicine. It has a long history and a wonderful smell with many benefits.Mistletoe can be used for more than a holiday kiss, it can also be used in medicinePawpaws are the most northern tropical fruit available in North America. Learn how to identify this plant and ways you can eat it this fall.Peppermint is one of the most popular mint flavors today. It not only does it have a great flavor and scent but it also has medicinal uses.Did you know that there is a persimmon native to North America? Learn how to identify it and when to go out picking.Today the plantain is considered a weed but it was considered a sacred herb in the Anglo-Saxon medical text, Lacnunga. It is one of nine herbs used to treat poisonings and infections.If you have ever had a run-in with poison ivy you know how irritating it can be, but do you know some of the history behind it or how to identify it?his beautiful flower is promoted as a wild edible but it has a long history, deadly look-a-likes, and is even the mother of modern-day carrots!The rose: queen of the flowers and symbol of love. This flower is more than a gift to show your love to someone but a great medicinal plant that has been used for centuries.St. John's Wort is best known for its use in treating depression. It has many uses but also must be used with caution as it interacts with many medications.Stinging Nettle may be bothersome but they can actually be used in herbal medicine and even eaten!Wild Violets can be candied and even turned into medicine! Learn how to identify these early blooming flowers.