Lactuca muralis (Wall lettuce) – cross section of Leaf

Lactuca muralis, the wall lettuce, is a perennial flowering plant of the genus Lactuca in the dandelion tribe within the daisy family, also referred to Mycelis muralis Dumort. Its chief characteristic is an open airy clumps of yellow flowers. Each "flower" is actually a composite flower, consisting of 4-5 petal-like flowers, each approximately 5–7 mm...

Lactuca muralis (Wall lettuce)-Lower epidermis of leaf

Lactuca muralis, the wall lettuce, is a perennial flowering plant of the genus Lactuca in the dandelion tribe within the daisy family, also referred to Mycelis muralis Dumort. Its chief characteristic is an open airy clumps of yellow flowers. Each "flower" is actually a composite flower, consisting of 4-5 petal-like flowers, each approximately 5–7 mm...

Euphorbia tirucali – Cross section of stem stained with Safranin

The commonly-called pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli) is a member of the Euphorbia family. It is a succulent and not a true cactus. Like the thousands of other types of Euphorbias, the pencil cactus has milky white stem sap that can irritate the skin. Another common name for the pencil cactus is milkbush, due to the milky white...

Cicer arietinum (chick pea)- cross section of sprout

The chickpea or chick pea is an annual legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. Its different types are variously known as gram or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, and Egyptian pea. Chickpea seeds are high in protein.

Black turtle bean- cross section of stem stained with Quinoline Red

The black turtle bean is a small, shiny variety of the common bean, especially popular in Latin American cuisine. Black turtle beans, commonly known as black beans, are a variety of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Like all common beans, black beans are loaded with protein, fiber, molybdenum, zinc, and copper. But the health benefits of...

Black turtle bean- cross section of stem stained with methylene blue

Black turtle beans, commonly known as black beans, are a variety of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Like all common beans, black beans are loaded with protein, fiber, molybdenum, zinc, and copper. But the health benefits of black turtle beans go way beyond the call of duty as these little black gems offer extraordinary antioxidant...

Black turtle bean- cross section of stem stained with aniline blue

Phaseolus vulgaris is commonly known as kidney bean or rajma. Like all common beans, black beans are loaded with protein, fiber, molybdenum, zinc, and copper. But the health benefits of black turtle beans go way beyond the call of duty as these little black gems offer extraordinary antioxidant benefits resulting from their high concentration of anthocyanins.

Euphorbia tirucali- cross section of stem stained with phloxine B

Euphorbia tirucalli is a hydrocarbon plant that produces a poisonous latex which can, with little effort, be converted to the equivalent of gasoline.It also has uses in traditional medicine in many cultures. It has been used for cancer, excrescence, tumors. It has also been used as for asthma, cough, earache, neuralgia, rheumatism, toothache, and warts in India and Malaysia.