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Branches of Botany: From tea to beautiful blooms, camellias boast a rich history

  • COURTESY JESSE ADAMS
                                Camellia japonica thrives in Hawaii and can be propagated from cuttings.

    COURTESY JESSE ADAMS

    Camellia japonica thrives in Hawaii and can be propagated from cuttings.

Most of our favorite beverages contain plants in some form — think barley (beer), chocolate, coffee, fruit and vegetable juices, and teas. Humans likely started using plants to flavor water. Read more

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