Author Topic: Wild Flowers  (Read 7479 times)

Wild Flowers
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2012, 09:04:16 am »
The first one is St John's Wort. Not the garden sort, the wild one. Again, a good year for it.
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« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2013, 09:13:13 pm »
Any ideas for these?



May not be wild...  (Growing in geraniums)



"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

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« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2013, 09:33:47 pm »
From the book to hand - the top one might be Hedge Woundwort : Stachys sylvatica.

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« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2013, 09:40:30 pm »
From the book to hand - the top one might be Hedge Woundwort : Stachys sylvatica.

Ah yes, well done. 

Found this...  http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/apothecary/hedge-woundwort

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As its name suggests it has been used as a wound-healing herb and enjoyed quite a reputation in the past, as its other name, Allheal, suggests. Culpeper tells us that it is “inferior to none” in its ability to heal wounds. Although it is little used today it appears that it is a very powerful remedy that we should know more about. As well as being healing to the tissues, it also arrests bleeding and is an antiseptic. I am certainly going to make use of it myself as a first aid remedy.


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Hedge woundwort is one of our most attractive hedgerow plants. It has striking tall spikes of beetroot-red flowers that have white spots on the petals. This is a hairy perennial plant that gives off a distinctive sharp smell if crushed. The leaves, oval-shaped and toothed, lie in opposite pairs up the stem.

This plant is only suitable for larger gardens as it can be quite invasive. The common name arises from the old use of the plant in staunching bleeding. It is also said to have antiseptic properties.
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Re: Wild Flowers
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2013, 11:05:38 pm »
Wow, doctrine of signatures all over again. Blood red flowers for staunching bleeding.
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« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2013, 11:12:26 pm »
Just replying so this thread features on my 'Replies to me' because it is so beautiful.

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« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2017, 09:57:55 pm »
The machair in Clifden, Galway.

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« Reply #57 on: July 21, 2017, 10:08:50 pm »
Brave survivors.


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« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2018, 02:01:52 pm »