Frangula (Rhamnus) purshiana. Cascara.

Frangula (Rhamnus) purshiana. Cascara. Frangula (Rhamnus) purshiana, commonly known as Cascara, is a remarkable plant species renowned for its diverse medicinal properties and striking appearance. Native to the western regions of North America, Cascara stands tall as a deciduous shrub or small tree, typically reaching heights of 10 to 20 feet. Its lance-shaped, glossy green […]

Harnessing Black Hawthorn Seeds for Ecological Restoration in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest, renowned for its diverse and captivating natural landscapes, faces numerous ecological challenges from human activities and rapid development. Bankside degradation and the decline of crucial salmon habitats have emerged as pressing concerns among these challenges. Fortunately, a promising solution exists rooted in the native-grown Crataegus douglasii, commonly referred to as Black Hawthorn. […]