Annato

Scientific Name: 
Bixa orellana
Family Name: 
Bixaceae
Place of Origin: 
The Americas
Plant Description: 
Also known as Achiote or the Lipstick Tree, it has pretty flowers and an interesting seed pod, this shrub to small tree attracts bees
Plant Height: 
10m
Plant Width: 
3m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Bee Fodder
Dye
Of Interest: 
The fruit isn't edible but the seeds are! The seeds are used for making delicious Achiote paste, for colouring foods, beverages and fibres, and even for lipstick and body paint.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Annual
Plant Type: 
Shrub
Small Tree
Climate: 
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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