Spiderwort

COMMON NAME: spiderwort GENUS: Tradescantia SPECIES, HYBRIDS: T. andersoniana {hybrid of T. bracteata and T. virginiana} FAMILY: Commelinaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: perennial DESCRIPTION: The three petals of the spiderwort blossom are gently scalloped and beautifully colored. Hybrids developed from two native North American species have resulted in flowers in shades of blue, pinks, reds, and … Continue reading Spiderwort

Spring Herb: Cicely {Myrrhis odorata}

Also, Known As: Anise Fern British Myrrh Cicely Cow Chervil Garden Myrrh Shepherd's Needle Smooth Cicely Sweet Bracken Sweet Chervil Sweet Cicely Sweet Myrrh The plant called the sweet cicely is a hardy and robust herb. The cicely is an aromatic perennial herb indigenous to the mountainous areas of Europe and Asian Russia - growing … Continue reading Spring Herb: Cicely {Myrrhis odorata}

Spring & Summer Herb: Butterbur {Petasites hybridus}

Also, Known As: Butterbur Sweet Coltsfoot Butterbur (botanical name, Petasites hybridus) is a tubby perennially growing herb that crops up from a coarse rhizome or subversive stem having a concave, dense, reddish-brown aerial stem (known as scape). This stem is without any leaf and is swathes with scales resembling the shape of a lance and … Continue reading Spring & Summer Herb: Butterbur {Petasites hybridus}

Spring Herb: Sweet Woodruff {Asperula odorata / Galium odoratum}

Also, Known As: Master of the Woods Sweet Woodruff Waldmeister Woodruff Woodward Sweet woodruff (botanical name Asperula odorata) is a perennially growing plant that spreads into clumps reaching a maximum height of 8 inches to 15 inches (20 cm to 38 cm). The flowers produced by sweet woodruff have a sweet hay aroma, which enhances as … Continue reading Spring Herb: Sweet Woodruff {Asperula odorata / Galium odoratum}