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Apothecary Pop-Up: Solstice to Equinox

Apothecary Pop-Up: Solstice to Equinox

Happy Equinox ~ Merry Mabon ~ Peace out Persephone Autumn has made its grand appearance once again, with its flux of orange, red, and maroon filling the fields of wildflowers and Vermont forests.  I enjoy this time of year, but do miss the warmth that Summer had us wrapped in.  The long hours spent with … Continue reading

Apothecary Pop-Up :: Beltane – Solstice

Apothecary Pop-Up :: Beltane – Solstice

Spring is on its way out – here are the “good-for-yous” that have broken ground before the true heat of summer! Chenopodium * Plantago * Sambucus * Lactuca * Asclepias * Prunella * Potentilla * Valeriana * Hypericum on June 19th surrounded (protected?) by a ring of Poison Ivy (*see comments below) * Achillea * … Continue reading

Mutant Wildflowers

Mutant Wildflowers

Thoughts on these multiple-headed genetic drifters? Plants have the ability to affect our DNA. What changes theirs?  Random acts of Nature? Is it beneficial to have many heads?  You would need multiple hats. I was induced into trance with Tulsi, and her and the Shaman taught me to learn something new. A simple request, but … Continue reading

Apothecary Pop-Up :: April

Apothecary Pop-Up :: April

Rumex * Verbascum * Viola & Taraxacum ::snuggling in bloom:: * Arctium * Glechoma * Solidago * Chelidonium * un-beknownst-to-me Tree, with Chelidonium – Leonarus – Taraxacum * Verbascum & friends * Urtica * Impatiens * Please take note: These medicinals breaking ground in “waste places” are for Earth Medicine only!  If you want to … Continue reading

Apothecary Pop-Up :: March

Apothecary Pop-Up :: March

:: Medicinal Wildflowers breaking ground in my neighborhood this month :: Taraxacum & Leonarus * Daucus * Chelidonium * Artemisia * Capsella * Please take note: These medicinals breaking ground in “waste places” are for Earth Medicine only!  If you want to harvest these medicinals, please do so from a clean & trusted plot.  These … Continue reading

What’s the Mallow?

A second time in my life when a mallow continues to grow in abundance in the cracks of sidewalks and such.  The variety in Arizona had peach-colored flowers and is named Globe Mallow.  The one here in Vermont is pretty in pink and sporting flowers like a hibiscus.  They remind me of Prim Rose.  It … Continue reading

the Dutchman has a Bleeding Heart

Congrats to Shannon for correctly identifying the wild doppelgänger we can now call Corydalis.  The exact species I am still not sure of -  there seems to be many.  Someone on Flickr tagged a similar flower as Corydalis solida and said it was from their friend’s garden.  According to Nikki Phipps of plantingflowerbulbs.com, Corydalis is … Continue reading

The Dutchman’s Fab Doppleganger

I spy an early wildflower that reminds me of Dutchman’s britches.  But your flowers are not reflecting the pants of a sailor, they look rather to be a member of the Fabiacea (Peas&Beans) Family – or to you old-schoolers, Leguminosae.  Who are you, growing on the Eastern-facing side of the hill I walk to work?  … Continue reading

Wildflower in Autumn: Shepherd(ess)’s Purse

    Yup, they are still popping out of the soil.  The Wildflowers we see now are of two categories:  It’s-my-time-of-season Flowers and I-reseeded-myself-here Flowers.  Shepherd’s Purse falls into the reseeding category (puns-intended).  Early in the Spring this little heart-breaker comes out to play, seeds very quickly, and then waits all Summer for a late … Continue reading