Larissa Smith
Author for A-Z Animals

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Larissa Smith is a writer for A-Z Animals with years of experience in plant care and wildlife. After years spent in the South African bush while studying Nature Conservation, she found her way to writing about animals and plants in her work. She hopes to inspire others to appreciate and care for the precious world around them.
Larissa lives in Florida with her two sons, a miniature golden retriever named Pupples, and a colorful succulent garden. In her spare time, she is tending to her garden, adventuring with her kids, and hosting “Real Housewives” watch parties with her friends.

Brussels Sprouts vs. Cabbage Picture

What's the difference between Brussels sprouts and cabbage? Both are cruciferous vegetables, which means they're part of the Brassica family, along with cauliflower, broccoli, and kale. They're both packed with… Read More

By Larissa Smith 1 year ago

Wasabi vs. Horseradish Picture

When it comes to spicy, flavorful foods, wasabi and horseradish are two of the most well-known and loved condiments. However, many people think wasabi and horseradish are one and the… Read More

By Larissa Smith 1 year ago

Lemon Balm vs. Bee Balm Picture

Lemon balm and bee balm are herbs that give our foods delicious bursts of flavor. Though they are both used in cooking, lemon balm and bee balm are distinctively different… Read More

By Larissa Smith 1 year ago

Larch vs. Tamarack Picture

Enjoy the shade of a majestic tree this summer! Tamaracks are a wonderful option for your property. From young to old, the colors of larch and tamarack will dazzle you… Read More

By Larissa Smith 1 year ago