There are 900 mainly perennial species. From plants that are climbers, sub-shrubs, or plants that stems are like bamboo. Begonias vary in characteristics but most have lop- sides, ear- shaped leaves with beautiful markings. The plant flower in clusters with four to five petals. The Begonia was named after Michel Begon (1638-1710).
An edible mushroom is a delicacy relished as popular but costly food. In the developed countries, mushrooms have become one of the most important of all the horticultural crops. The production of mushrooms is increasing rapidly throughout the world, which is available all the year round and is used in many kinds of table dishes. There are about 6,000 different species of which at least 1,290 are reported to the edible. Mushrooms are used as food as well as medicine since time immemorial.
Skullcap Scutellaria Lateriflora NURS 370 Skullcap (Scutellaria Lateriflora) Herb Report Scullcap grows in thickets, rich woods, bluffs and along wet ditches and roadsides. “Scullcap is a perennial herb found in New York to West Virginia, and southward to South Carolina, Alabama and Missouri”(Bergeron, 1997-2011). The skullcap is most used in herbal medicine and prefers a moist, shady environment. There are other species of Skullcap that can be found in habitats ranging from deep woods to sunny meadows. “Skullcap is also known as Scutellaria Lateriflora, Scutellaria, Scullcap, Scute, Blue Skullcap, Mad-dog Skullcap and Madweed” (Herbs, 2011).
The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersion of the seeds. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico, followed by Australia and Africa.  Cotton was independently domesticated in the Old and New Worlds.
Oriental Blechnum Blechnum orientale is an evergreen fern with a clump of arching fronds from 20 to 200 cm tall. It is growing from a thick rhizome that rises to a short, erect trun. It is sometimes collected by people from the wild for usage of food and a medicine. It is often used as an ornamental also. It is anthelmintic, antiviral, contraceptive and tonic.
The appearance of hibiscus flowers varies among over 200 species, but the blossoms of the plants are similar. The shape of the stamens and pistils, or the male and female organs, is a common feature in all the hibiscus species. The hibiscus blossoms contain typical blossom structures, but they have unusual features as well, including a long staminal column. As the hibiscus begins to bloom, the petals unfurl. Every flower has multiple petals, which differ in color depending on the species.
Describe how the use of plant fibres and starch may contribute to sustainability Plant fibres such as hemp, jute, manila, flax and sisal have been used for centuries to make ropes, paper and cloth. They usually have to be extracted from the plant first. The fibres are very long sclerenchyma cells and xylem tissues and are usually very tough and cellulose and lignified cellulose are not easily broken down either by chemicals or by enzymes. On the other hand, the matrix of pectates and other compounds around the fibres, lignin included, can usually be dissolved or removed. Plant fibres are known for having great tensile strength and therefore cannot be easily broken by pulling.
It can be found in the wild as it can also be grown in a farm. Saluyot plants are tall, reaching 2-4 meters in height, having only a few side branches. Saluyot leaves are alternate, simple, lanceolate, about 5-15 cm in length tapering to a pointed tip and has finely serrated margin. Saluyot flowers are yellow about 2-3 cm wide with five petals. The fruit is capsule like with plenty of small seeds inside.
Chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family Sapotaceae, native to the lowlands of Central America and the West Indies. It grows rapidly and reaches 20 m in height. It has numerous common names including cainito, caimito, star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme du lait, estrella, milk fruit and aguay. It is also known by the synonym Achras cainito. In Vietnam, it is called vú sữa (literally: milk-breast).The leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple oval, entire, 5–15 cm long; the underside shines with a golden color when seen from a distance.
Sri Lanka has long been renowned for its spices. The best known is Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum/Cinnamomum zeylanicum) which is native to Sri Lanka. In the 15th and 16th centuries, spice and ivory traders from all over the world who came to Sri Lanka brought their native cuisines to the island, resulting in a rich diversity of cooking styles and techniques Being one of the largest producers of tea in the world, Sri Lankans drink a lot of tea.There