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Wasabi is endemic to Japan. The leaves of the wasabi plant are similar to those of the hollyhock, and it thrives near streams and rivers in the heart of the Japanese mountains, where it grows naturally. As a result, it is also known as "mountain hollyhock."
White lupin grows naturally in the eastern Mediterranean Basin. Its roots are able to "fix" nitrogen, making it an excellent green manure. It is also able to turn its leaves away from direct sunlight so it can grow taller quickly.
The white sea lily is native to the area around the Aegean sea. It likes to grow in the sand of dunes along the coast. This explains why it is also known as sea daffodil and sand lily. The shape of its large, delicate, radiant-white, short-lived flowers explains why some people call this plant "star lily."
Rosa canina is the best-known species of wild rose and most commonly found in hedges and bushes, in plains and low mountains. The wild rose flower represents the symbol of poetry. It is also a flower that heralds the arrival of summer.
Wintergreen prefers the protective shade of woody regions. The name "wintergreen" refers to the evergreen leaves. Wintergreen essence is extracted from this species and is used in an ointment that is renowned for its soothing properties.