The Plant Detective
8:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Sylphion: Worth its Weight in Ancient Silver

September 28th & 30th, 2013: Sylphion was so valuable to the ancient North African city of Cyrene - the only place where it grew - that the plant was pictured on the city's coins. People harvested sylphion to extinction for its medicinal and seasoning properties. http://www.floradelaterre.com

Credit Flora de la Terre

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