Being the hebal lover that I am I decided to (finally) got round to taking photos of the herbs around where I live. There are field minutes from my house, & myself and my brother walk the family dog there everyday. One of the books I read about Druidry says about getting to know your local area, so everyday I have been making a mental notes of the plants, herbs, trees and flowers I have seen on my travels, then I'd begin to deduce what they could be. I've been doing this for months not, walking the same route & noting my findings and I have identified (hopefully correctly) a fair few herbs.
And here (along with my finger, opps) is some of her sisters, on closer inspection the slope had more yarrow plants then I first thought.
Next to some steps that lead to the road you cross to enters the fields, I found (today in fact) this little pact of Eye Bright (I know the picture isn't the best, I used the camera on my phones & it can be a little hit and miss)
Here some Common Cat's Ear on the beginning of the foot path
Some Ragwort amongst the Nettles (she is abundance here Ol' Nettle)
Here is a view of the field, littered with Queen Anne's Lace and Cat's Ear
This is a view of one of the pathways, up there are some Elder trees, I have plans when Lady Elder's lush berries are ripped in the Autumn
Here's some Agrimony
Some Hogsweed, it's almost all died back minus a few flower head bunches
Clover, the ground is covered in the stuff, the Red Clover too
Fireweed, this one was a tricky one to figure out
Mr Crow, there is nearly always are least one crow on the path way, crows always have so much to say
Plantain or Ribwort, I took some seeds heads ( and a dandelion puff) and scattered them in the garden, I'm going to do it to a few other herbs when they're ready to set seed, step one to apothecary garden heehee!
This is a big patch of Nettle just before you exit the path, they leaves are shivered & heavy with little green seeds, when autumn round in the seed can be harvested =)
So that's my weed walk, there a alot of other plants but I have not yet identified them & I do love the challenge!
Green Blessings with Love & Light