List of plant descriptions as they are added.

Meadow Sweet

Meadow-Sweet (Filipendula ulmaria), is a lesser known source of salicylic acid, the compound present in Willow and used to make Aspirin.

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Herb Robert

Geranium Robertianum Little Herb Robert, Bright and small, Peeps from the bank Or the old stone wall. Little Herb Robert, His leaf turns red; He’s wild geranium, So it is…

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Taraxacum Officinale Ahh Dandelion! Such a persecuted plant. I wonder why, after all they have so much to offer: They bring joy to children (my little girl loves blowing the fluffy…

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Common Nettle

Urtica dioica A good wild plant to start with, being familiar to most of us from painful and often memorable introductions in childhood but it will certainly make amends when…

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Three-Cornered Leek

Allium triquetrum I was introduced to this distinctive plant a couple of years ago by a friend. If you're not familiar with it, the chances are you have passed it…

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