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Local Landscapes 2 – Dramatic Drifts of Lady's Smock

Cardamine pratense near Oving, West Sussex

Cardamine pratense near Coleworth, West Sussex

Drifts of Cardamine pratense along hedge near Oving, West Sussex

Drifts of Cardamine pratense along hedge near Oving, West Sussex… 568 more words

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Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) - not strictly Irish and actually a seaweed

Irish moss has a long history of traditional use as both a medicinal and nutritional plant and for use as a thickening and gelling agent. It is rich in nutrients such as sulphur, iodine, iron, bromine, trace mineral salts, vitamin A and B1, fibre, polysaccharides and lots of mucilage. 506 more words

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The Viburnums: Cramp Bark, Black Haw and American High Bush Cranberry

Viburnums are bark medicine and now is the time to harvest medicinal barks. Here’s a monograph of the medicinal Viburnums. Enjoy and happy harvesting!

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Actinotus helianthi - The Flannel Flower

The Flannel Flower (Actinotus helianthi) is one of my favourite flowers! When I was about 6 years old I was walking with my Grandad in some bushland out the back of my grandparents’ holiday house on the Central Coast (north of Sydney). 504 more words


Ground Ivy - humble champion of the ear, nose and throat

This inconspicuous little plant packs a punch when it comes to clearing the ear, nose and throat of congestion and catarrh. It is extremely common in the UK and very easy to gather and use as medicine. 9 more words

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Evening Primrose for Hormonal Health

Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis

Believe it or not, it seems as though every part of this plant can be used. The leaves can be cooked and eaten as greens. 260 more words

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Rosemary, my soul plant

I like to learn the latin names of the plants I’m getting to know. Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis has such a gentle name for such a powerful, strong plant. 283 more words

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