365 Frankendael day 111

I’ve been noticing this Scabious looking plant around the park for a couple of weeks now. It is known as Small Teasel (Dipsacus pilosus) and grows well in damp hedgerows. I don’t think it is known as a useful herb or substitute for Common Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum).

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Here is a close up if the tiny flowers produced by Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). I cut a little today to make a for soak.

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Next is Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare), setting seed but still easy to identify and eat, should you want to.

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Lastly today, Mullein (Verbascum sp.). More for earache and lung complaints than the plate. A stately and useful herb.

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