365 Frankendael day 318

The plants in park Frankendael seem to have appreciated the sunshine and warmth today…

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Elder leaves surging through.

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Pretty purple flowers of Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis). It doesn’t really do much for the lungs but is said to be of mild medicinal action. It’s a borage family plant so is likely to contain some harmful alkaloids.

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Hazel catkins.

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Woodland geranium (Geranium species) above.

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Not edible but very pretty, crocuses.

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Primrose (Primula vulgaris), edible, medicinal but too slow at proliferating to pick at all.

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Snow drops, too pretty to pick and poisonous.

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Lastly today, Wild garlic (Allium ursinum) with equally edible Yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) with it’s evergreen silvery leaves and toxic Hedge parsley (Torilis arvensis).

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