🌻Brandiaceae🌻 #BlackBotanistsWeek Profile picture
scientist, educator, botanist, quidditch alum, diversity and equity coordinator for USQ, rebel scum originally from Texas (she/they)
Jul 10, 2020 28 tweets 11 min read
Happy Friday! It's #PlantAppreciation day for #BlackBotanistsWeek and I want to shout out the plants I use every day––spices! I'm going to try and identify them all on this thread from left to right. Image Saffron comes from the plant Crocus sativus. The stigma/styles are what create the spice after being dried. It’s the most expensive spice in the world due to how labor intensive it is to harvest as it is hand-picked. It takes about 80 hours to pick about 2lbs (.9kg) of saffron.