Ocimum tenuiflorum is on this list because my spouse's nickname, Aring, is the name of this plant in her local language. Lantana camara is included because each spring as a young child in the temperate northern hemisphere I would plant a Lantana camara as annual in the garden each spring. Volkameria inermis is an important medicinal plant here. Chromolaena odorata is an invasive I have met and known from Africa and Pohnpei. Ixora casei is a native here in the Caroline islands and lights up the forest when you come across one. For ancient Kosraeans a bird in a shaft of sunlight above the forest floor Ixora casei was an omen, a sign from the ancestors. Scaevola taccada ssp. sericea is a local medicinal plant across all of the islands in the FSM.