The purple-tinged leaves distinguish the purple dead nettle. Purple dead nettle typically grows 6-10". (photo credit: Ann Hines)
  It makes the heart merry, drives away melancholy, quickens the spirits, is good against quartan         agues, stancheth bleeding at mouth and nose, if it be stamped and applied to the nape of the neck; the herb also bruised, and with some salt and vinegar and hog's grease, laid upon an hard...
The author collects watercress from a spring on her property (Photo credit: John Q. Hines)
This week's wild edible is a superfood, grows in many parts of the world, and has a long history as a medicinal food. It was part of Captain James Cook's arsenal against scurvy. According to the CDC, watercress is the most nutrient dense vegetable you can eat! And it's probably growing in a...
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk roses and with eglantine. --Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare     Growing up near Hutton Valley, I eagerly looked forward to Saturday...


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