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Postby Grogie » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:57 am

I discovered this word a few months ago and remembered it now. It,s a shrub of western North America and a creeping woody vine of eastern North America.
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Postby Apoclima » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:37 am

'Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal. The rest is poetry, imagination.' -Max Planck
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Postby Grogie » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:43 pm

Apoclima. Many thanks for the Latin name.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:03 pm

Wow, that Latin name really rocks. Ooops, it's dendrology, not mineralogy here.

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Postby gailr » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:19 pm

It's OK, dude. You are allowed to bark up the wrong tree every once in awhile. (We know you will not remain stumped for long.)
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Postby Stargzer » Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:21 am

Apoclima wrote:Lonicera involucrata


So that's what kind of plant it is . . .

"Skeeters am a hummin' on the honeysuckle vine . . ."

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Postby M. Henri Day » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:39 pm

As usual, an interesting link, courtesy of Apo ! I don't know how many of those who bothered to check it out noticed the next-to-last sentence :

The twigs and stems were employed medicinally for digestion problems and as a contraceptive.

There are those who think contraceptives and abortifacients are modern inventions, crafted by wicked atheists opposed to the missionary position and intent on preventing the fulfilment of the biblical imperative. Nothing could be further from the truth, as can easily be shown by a peep in any good book on traditional usages of plants. The real imperative at the time was that of maintaining the population within the bounds of sustainability. Now that we are going on our seventh thousand million, perhaps we need to learn from earlier generations....

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