Monthly Archives: June 2011

Spotted St. John’s wort

I love Spotted St. John’s wort (Hypericum punctatum).  What excites me the most about it is the fact that it is loaded with hypericin — one of the medicinal components of St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum).  The hypericin accounts for … Continue reading

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Those pesky keys in field guides

Once upon a time . . . many years ago . . .  I hiked in the woods and found beautiful wildflowers and wondered what their names might be.  So I purchased a field guide with lovely color photos and … Continue reading

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Hail

Another summer thunderstorm moved through this afternoon.  Oh my. . . that sounds like hail! Watching out the window, I saw hail coming down and it got bigger . . . and bigger . . . and I couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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