Friday, April 27, 2012

Wild Herb Identification

To identify wild plants and herbs a pocket identification booklet is very helpful. In the top picture is the flower of ragwort useful as a poultice for pain and in the bottom photo is cinquefoil used as a treatment for thrush in horses. Trush is a condition in the hoof. This time of year is a good time to walk in the meadows, pastures and woodland to find and identify any and all useful plants.

2 comments:

  1. I love these field guide pocket books! I have one for insects, NA birds and 'wildflowers' of Michigan. I snatch them up at flea markets and used book sales. They're essential!!

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  2. Mine are always close by.

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