Welcome to the “Plants worldwide” blog page!

My idea with this blog page is to show exciting examples of how beautiful and special plants are, and sometimes how humans use and benefit from them. Follow this blog page to be inspired by plants through the texts, photos and videos. In addition to writing blog texts myself, I invite friends and colleagues to use this blog page to tell everyone about their favourite plants, and explain what it is that makes these plants so special to them. Unlike many other bloggers, I do not earn any money with the blog.

If you like my blog, please share it among your friends and colleagues.

Last but not least, I would like to encourage you to visit this webpage (in German and English) of Hubert Salzburger, who lives in Tyrol (Austria) and who is equally passionate about plants AND who takes stunning photographs.  Every month, Hubert publishes a plant portrait, and he also keeps a diary with anything else that attracts his botanical attention.

The stem-flowering birthwort, a “planta con madres” from Peru

Please come and travel with me 3,500 kilometres, from the location of my last blog in Central Mexico to the Amazon region of North-East Peru. There, in the terra firma forest (terra firma forest is a dense, tall forest which grows above the regularly inundated river plains in the Amazon region), one can encounter aContinue reading “The stem-flowering birthwort, a “planta con madres” from Peru”


I am pleased to share in this blog a guest contribution from Mexico. Three local experts, Mirta Arellano Varela, Carlos Arellano Galarza and Filippo Guzzon, talk about an ancient edible plant from Mexico, called Huauzontle. “The huauzontle is considered in Mexico since time immemorial as a quelite. A quelite is a plant species that isContinue reading “Huauzontle”

Cromidon pusillum

Inspired by the success of my last blog from Namibia, which told the story about the re-discovery of the Kaoko Spurflower, today I would like to let Herta Kolberg, botanist from Namibia, tell you about another botanical adventure, which led to her re-discovery of a second endemic plant species, this time in the figwort (Scrophulariaceae)Continue reading “Cromidon pusillum”

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