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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

A Plant walk around Lough neagh

Quite Choppy at the NorthEast shore.

A couple of tiny islands with Willow.
Rosebay Willowherb.
I went for a walk around Logh Neagh yesterday. It was raining quite heavily but there were plenty of people about.
Burrdock. A 1st year plant. The root can be harvested and roasted, which is delicious.
Plantain or Ribwort. A fantastic medical plant and edible too. It can be chewed up and put directly on a wound as a poultice among other uses. The young leaves can be used as spinach type pot herb. This one looks a bit slug eaten though.
Yarrow. A very powerfull herb that can stop bleeding among other uses.
Alder. The bark can be used for stomach aches. This wood burns quite poorly unless dried for years. It loves the damp.
Nettles. Cordage and food.
Wound wort. Another medical herb
Meadow sweet. A bush antiseptic.
Oxeye Daisy. Food and medicine.
Japanese Knot weed. the bane of many gardeners and conservationists.
Comfrey herb for wounds, sprains, bruises, and even broken bones and food.

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