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Coltsfoot: A look-a-like not to be coughed at

Coltsfoot in Frankendael Park 11042012

I found this cheerful looking Coltsfoot (NL: Klein hoefblad) plant in Frankendael a couple of days ago and thought it was time to look at some look-a-like plants which herbal foragers should be aware of.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) and Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), which people often confuse it with, are both members of the same plant . . . → Read More: Coltsfoot: A look-a-like not to be coughed at

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare, NL:Venkel)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a Mediterranean hardy perennial herb which is easy to grow, particularly in relatively dry soil. It has been used since ancient times, being found amongst the burial effects of Pharaohs and being highly prized by ancient Romans.  Anglo Saxons revered it as one of the nine sacred herbs and believed it . . . → Read More: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare, NL:Venkel)

Thyme (NL:Tijm)

Thyme

Evergreen hardy perennial Thyme (Thymus spp.) originates from the Mediterranean, has a great number of medicinal and culinary uses and is easily grown in containers, making it ideal for the Urban Herbologist.  It is a strong herb containing volatile oils and should be avoided by pregnant women and used sparingly by others.

Growing Thyme in . . . → Read More: Thyme (NL:Tijm)

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