This is Capsicum pubescens, a rare chili pepper in North America. Commonly known as Rocoto, Rukutu, Ruqutu, Luqutu, or Locoto chilies, these plants are indigenous to Central and South America. Unlike most other types of Capsicum plants, these chilis are not … Continue reading
Category Archives: Ecology
Hesperoyucca whipplei – a unique symbiotic existence
I had never seen the seeds of a yucca before. It was surprising to see a smattering of jet-black seeds with such a contrast to the bare, dusty, cracked tan soil of our local chaparral. The seeds are beautiful, flat, … Continue reading
Eyes of Disguise
Amazing biodiversity here at the farm.
Building Habitat for Beneficials
The greater the diversity of plants you have in your garden, the more types of habitat you are providing, and thus the more types of insects you will be able to attract to your garden. Is it important to … Continue reading