Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We Can Grow Plants Anywhere!

This mullein decided to grow right by our back door. It was in full bloom when I took this picture. It is a member of the Verbascum family, Verbascum thapsus. I'm giving you a link to an article in the latest Herb Companion magazine. I will admit that I am herbally deficient in medicinal herbs and so I will be learning along with you. I did read that the plant hairs may be irritating to some people, including me. So as always, be careful when using an unfamiliar herb! It is a favorite in our garden and I will let you know what else I learn about mullein in future postings!


Comfrey Cottages said...

how cool! i love mullein! how lucky it started in your gardens! i transplanted one the spring before last and it got huge and gorgeous last year. luckily, it self sowed, and is back again! there is tons of cool legends and lore and medicinal goodness associated with it! one of my favorite old timey names for it is hags taper!lol apparantly, its wonderful top was dipped and burnt like a candle! cool! thanks for sharing!! hugs:)

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

See I learned something else already! Hugs to you! The conversation will continue!