Flowering Jamaica Vervain

July’s Photo A Day Challenge Day 211 in 2021 Today's photos show a flowering Jamaica vervain with tiny purplish blooms. This is our first Jamaica vervain plant for our garden and we became interested in cultivating it because of the newspaper article "People Flock ‘Magic’ Herb - Jamaicans Turning To Vervine For COVID Cure". Jamaica … Continue reading Flowering Jamaica Vervain

Jo – The Black Kitten

July’s Photo A Day Challenge Day 210 in 2021 We call our black kitten Jo, short for Ọganjọ the Yoruba word for "Midnight". We brought him to live with us earlier this month since our other cats have run off for one reason or another. In no time, Jo became friends with our four-month-old puppies … Continue reading Jo – The Black Kitten

More Photos Of The Jamaican Peppermint

July’s Photo A Day Challenge Day 209 in 2021 Today's post gives more photos of the Jamaican peppermint that we have growing in our hillside garden. I first wrote about this type of mint in my 2013 post @ satureja-viminea-jamaican-mint/ The Jamaican peppermint (Satureja Viminea) or Jamaican mint is an aromatic plant and the tea … Continue reading More Photos Of The Jamaican Peppermint

It Resembles The West Indian Drymary

July’s Photo A Day Challenge Day 207 in 2021 Today's photo shows a weed with round leaves found growing in every part of our yard and hill. It resembles the West Indian Drymary (Drymaria cordata). This invasive weed is also called White Snow, Heartleaf Drymary, Tropical Chickweed, and West Indian Chickweed. I understand that it … Continue reading It Resembles The West Indian Drymary

Flower Of The Spurred Butterfly Pea Vine

July’s Photo A Day Challenge Day 206 in 2021 Today's photo - the flower of the spurred butterfly pea vine (Centrosema molle). Bit by bit, we are finally removing this weed from several areas in our hillside garden. . Additional photos: . .