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365 Frankendael day 56

Geranium pyrenaicum probably

I visited the park very early this morning and was pleased to find a surprise clump of my favourite herb for grounded-ness and muscle pains – Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca). It is shown in this photo growing in a location quite far away from the ones I already know. So, I have high hopes that there . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 56

365 Frankendael day 51

Brassica raps wild turnip

I harvested a little Russian Comfrey today, to make a healing foot ointment. The plant is still in flower but the leaves will stay contain many of the active constituents. Also plucked for the table were a small number of Daisy flowers, some Ground Elder, a little Garlic Mustard and a few pretty Pelargonium flowers. . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 51

365 Frankendael day 46

Burdock flowers developing

I’ve been preparing for the next Urban Herbology walk today so here are several photos and not much chat…

Developing cobweb-spirally Burdock flowers.

The Middenweg Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) continues to grow despite being reported to the council. Apparently it’s not a risk to the public because it is growing in the green . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 46

365 Frankendael day 33

Hoary plantain in flower Frankendael Amsterdam

I don’t think a real Herbology session would be complete without at least a mention of frogs or toads and today I had great fun listening to mating frogs in a pond within Park Frankendael. No uses for these as they look and sound so great where they are, alive, kicking and trying so hard . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 33

365 Frankendael day 28

Hemp agrimony foliage

Today, two new arrivals for 365 Frankendael…

Red clover is starting to bloom in the park. At least today is the first day I have noticed it. Unfortunately the huge clover area next to Restaurant de Kas was cleared for some purpose, this spring so that won’t be available for harvesting but it is present . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 28

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