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The Hydrangea serrata 'Oamacha' is a hardy shrub native to the mountains of Japan and Korea. In summer, from late May to late July, he displays his superb flowering umbels composed of white, pink or blue. This species has the amazing distinction of having sweet leaves that are used as an infusion in Buddhist temples.
Actinidia arguta is a perennial vine native to Japan, Korea, China, and Siberia. It produces a small fruit. The fruit are referred to as Hardy kiwifruit, kiwi berry, arctic kiwi, baby kiwi, dessert kiwi, grape kiwi, northern kiwi, or cocktail kiwi and are edible, berry or grape-sized fruit similar to kiwifruit in taste and appearance, but are green, brownish, or purple with smooth skin.
Pineapple sage or Tangerine Sage is a perennial shrub native to Mexico and Guatemala. The leaves and flowers are edible. The plant is extensively used in Mexican traditional medicine, especially for the treatment of anxiety, and also for lowering of blood pressure.
Sium sisarum (skirret, crummock) is a perennial plant of the family Apiaceae sometimes grown as a root vegetable. It has a cluster of sweet, bright white roots which are similar to sweet potatoes, but longer (15-20 cm). Skirrets may be boiled, stewed, or roasted. The woody core is inedible, and should be removed before cooking because it is difficult to remove after.
Asimina triloba, the pawpaw, paw paw, paw-paw, or common pawpaw, is a species of Asimina in the same plant family (the Annonaceae) as the custard-apple, cherimoya, sweetsop, ylang-ylang and soursop. The paw paw is the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States.
Salvia discolor (Andean sage) is a herbaceous perennial growing in a very localized area in Peru. It is equally rare in horticulture and in its native habitat. The leaves, stem and flower buds all exhibit a strong and distinct odour of blackcurrant. The 1 in long deeply saturated dark purple flowers are held in a pistachio-green calyx, growing on 1 ft or longer inflorescences.