QUODITCH EDUCATION DEVON
The Marsh Thistles which were coming out in June are now in full bloom, giving a purplish haze to the fields.
|This is Sneezewort (Achillea Ptarmica), sometimes called Bastard Pellitory and can be seen in amongst the reeds in this field. It derives its name from its medicinal use. When dried and powdered it was sniffed up the nose, thus, as Culpeper puts it, ridding the head of "tough slimy humours" It has a hot biting taste and was also used in salads to "correct the coldness of other herbs"|
|Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - fam leguminosae. This is very popular with our bees and especially our Wood White butterflies.|
Page Updated 7th March 2006
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STERRY Paul and PRESS Bob (1995) - A Photographic Guide to Wild Flowers of Britain and Europe - New Holland (Publisher) Ltd, London
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