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Kathleen Keeler
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Enriching life with tales of plants, travel and history. awanderingbotanist.com
Enriching life with tales of plants, travel and history. awanderingbotanist.com

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Positive aspects of air travel
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Considering the Joys of Air Travel
I have not enjoyed flying on commercial airlines lately but that wasn't always the case. Rainbow, San Francisco International Airport The first airline flight I took was in 1961, from Cleveland, Ohio to Albany, New York. (On Mohawk Airlines: any of you reme...
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A grand place to visit!
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Travel Story: The Canadian Rockies
It has been some years, but we flew to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, rented a car and drove the Ice Fields Parkway through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is 277 miles from Banff (a hour west and a bit north of Calgary) to Jasper, Alberta, where the road divid...
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A very beautiful, very poisonous plant
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Plant Story: Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia suaveolens
A striking tropical ornamental, in warm climates you can't miss angel's trumpet, Brugmansia  (nightshade family, Solanaceae). ( Datura species are closely related and also go by the common name angel's trumpet but are also called jimson weed and thorn apple...
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Other places have different weeds!
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Botanical Travel: Where the Weeds Are Strange
lantana ( Lantana camara ) Growing on the roadsides and vacant lots in Costa Rica, we saw lantana ( Lantana camara, vervain family, Verbenaceae). In Hawaii it was Kahili ginger ( Hedychium gardnerianum, ginger family Zingiberaceae) Kahili ginger Here is Kah...
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A plant with lots of folklore
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Plant Story--Rue, Ruta graveolens, Bitter
Rue. "You'll rue the day..." rue, Ruta graveolens Rue, Ruta graveolens (citrus family, Rutaceae) is a traditional medicinal and culinary herb, one we don't use much anymore. The plant is also known as garden rue (to separate it from other species of Ruta ) ...
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