Alfalfa, medicago sativa

[caption id="attachment_212" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This is the traditional alfalfa (Medicago lupulina) as is used in agriculture, but it has gone wild, and now we all get to reap the benefits.[/caption] [wc_box color="primary" text_align="left"] Alfalfa is a perennial of the Fabaceae (beans and peas) family, and it was introduced into North America from…

Desert Alyssum, Alyssum Desertorum

Also known as desert madwort, (madwort is the common name for all alyssum), or dwarf alyssum [wc_box color="primary" text_align="left"] Desert Alyssum is a reseeding annual native to Europe (Italy)((http://www.abc.botanic.hr/index.php/abc/article/view/1331)) and Asia, introduced into North America((USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ALDED)) for medicinal purposes.((http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/112171 -- a rather in depth article on alyssum desertorum, which compiles all…