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November 20, 2017

perilla frutescens var. frutescens

We love asking people what plant reminds them of home, of family, of their people. For many Koreans and Korean-Americans, that plant is kkaennip.

This domesticated species of perilla has been cultivated within Korea since the mid-Jeulmun age (around 3500-1500 BCE).  This era is considered to be a time when wild species of various plants were more formally tended to and developed within the peni...

November 20, 2017

Vigna Unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis 

Sitaw, Juro Kusasagemae, Chang Dou, Tao Fug Yao, Dau Dua, 

A member of the Vigna genus, whose members also include adzuki beans (V. Angularis), mung bean (V. Radiata) and black gram (V. Mungo), the long bean is a subspecies of cowpea. Vigna is a widely distributed genus, with over 80 species distributed through various tropical and sub-tropical areas.There are 7 distinct domestic...

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