TITLE

Out of Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Rushing, Felder
PUB. DATE
February 1997
SOURCE
Garden Design;Feb/Mar97, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the African roots of some of the most popular plants in the U.S. Black-eyed peas have been cultivated in West African and Ethiopia since 4,000 B.C. After African Violet was introduced in Europe in 1892, the exotic plant became popular in the U.S. Okra left West Africa aboard for the Southern States, where, by the 1800s, it had worked its way from the slave quarters to the plantation house.
ACCESSION #
32570264

 

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