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Wildflower hunting in Durango Jeffrey R. Bacon

Driving across the state of Durango, flowers paint each region's landscapes with local colors. Wildflower lovers enjoy Durangan flowers nearly all year long because a few hardy species tough out the re... read more

Caladium, candleabra cactus and canna lily: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the caladium, candleabra cactus and canna lily. read more

Buttonwood, calabash and butterfly palm: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the buttonwood, calabash and butterfly palm. read more

Bougainvillea, breadfruit and bromeliads: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are bougainvillea, breadfruit and bromeliads. read more

Did You Know? Most "bark paper" comes from wild fig trees Tony Burton

Besides being used as a kind of rough paper for records and correspondence, amate was also cut into human or animal forms as part of witchcraft rituals after which it would be buried in front of the pe... read more

Did You Know? Trade in Mexico's cacti grew in the 1840s Tony Burton

A young Belgian botanist established a business exporting Mexican cacti to Europe back in the 1840s.   Prickly Pear Cactus Flower Henri Guillaume Galeotti was born on September 10, ... read more

Did You Know? Popular children's chorus features cockroaches and pot smoking Tony Burton

La Cucaracha (The Cockroach), one of Mexico's best known corridos, is a comic, satirical song, with infinite possibilities for creative verses. Versions of La Cucaracha have been performed by countless bands and musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Bill Haley & His Comets, Doug Sahm read more

Did you know? Mexico has over thirty UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves Tony Burton

A surprising percentage of Mexico's land area is protected in one form or another. A very large number of sites of archaeological or historical importance are managed by the National Institute of Anthr... read more

Did You Know? Vanilla Festival in Papantla, Veracruz Tony Burton

The Vanilla Festival is held in early summer every year in Papantla, Veracruz. The origins of the festival pre-date the Spanish conquest. Its timing is now tied to the Catholic celebration of the Feast... read more

Did you know? Mexico's Domesday Book Tony Burton

Mexico's equivalent of the Domesday book was compiled in the sixteenth century. History shows that conquerors often have very little idea of what they have really acquired until it is firmly within th... read more

Did You Know? Bouncing balls and Mexican ingenuity Tony Burton

Rubber balls wouldn't bounce very high if it wasn't for some Mexican ingenuity. The Morning Glory Ipomoea alba, the tropical white-flowering morning glory (moonflower or moon vine) is a perennial in ... read more

Did You Know? Mexico's national flower is the humble dahlia Tony Burton

With more than 30,000 native flowering plants to choose from, who would have thought that the humble dahlia would become Mexico's national flower? The earliest known description of the dahlia (known t... read more

Did You Know? Birth control pills come from Mexican yams Tony Burton

The oral contraceptive pill, often referred to simply as "the Pill" was officially fifty years old on October 15, 2001. In the words of The Economist: it "was arguably the first lifestyle drug t... read more

Did You Know? Mexico's kapok trees aided the U.S. war effort Tony Burton

Mexican kapok trees once helped the U.S. war effort. During the Mexican dry season, a peculiar and very distinctive leafless tree often attracts attention because it appears to have large balls of flu... read more

Did you know? In Chiapas, Mexico's Mam turn to organic farming Tony Burton

Organic farming has helped some indigenous peoples in Mexico to reinvent themselves. How many people are there? According to INEGI figures, about six million Mexicans over the age of five speak at le... read more

Did you know? Lake Chapala under attack from water hyacinth Tony Burton

Masses of beautiful violet and yellow flowing water hyacinth ( Eichhornia crassipes) add an attractive splash of colour to the Lake Chapala landscape during the rainy season but are a serious problem for thelives and economy oflocal residents. read more

Bismark palm, bottle palm and blue agave: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the bismark palm, bottle palm and blue agave. read more

Bamboo, banana and bird of paradise: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are bamboo, banana and bird of paradise. read more

Triangle palm, yucca and thunbergia: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico Linda Abbott Trapp

Three beautiful options for your tropical garden in Mexico are the triangle palm, yucca and thunbergia. read more
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