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Chili Pepper Plant

Capsicum sp.


Chilis were introduced into Europe and were grown as botanical curiosities in the gardens of Spanish and Portuguese monasteries. Monks did experiments in the kitchen and found that they could use them as a substitute for black peppercorns. Black Peppercorn was very expensive and was even used as legal currency Indigenous- yes Endemic- no Invasive- no Distinguishing features- it's powerful spicy taste along with its colorful peppers. This includes green, yellow, and red.


Chillies are widely cultivated and grow in moist soils and sunlight.

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Spotted on Oct 6, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

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