Elecampane: Roots excellent for coughs, asthma, and chest infections. Antibacterial activity can be used both internally and externally on skin. Plant shallowly in damp soil in spring, using pots or flats. Keep moist. Plant out into rich soil and dig roots in second or following years. Dramatic accent plant or screen, good in with berries or rhubarb
The banana plant inflorescence - before the banana turns into an actual banana, it actually is a flower. This flower, called a banana heart or inflorescence, is edible as well. It’s used in Indian cuisine as a vegetable, served steamed with dips and cooked in soups, fried foods, and curries. The heart is fleshy, and its flavor has been likened to an artichoke.
Aeonium 'Cyclops' is beautiful tall succulent, it has rosettes of dark reddish-bronze leaves on stems to 4 to 5 feet tall. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. It should be cold hardy to about 25° F. This hybrid was created by eminent southern California horticulturist Jack Catlin by crossing Aeonium undulatum with Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’.