Monday, 11 August 2014

August at Cromwell Bottom

Woody Nightshade or Bittersweet
Solanum dulcamara

This plant is found in small numbers at Cromwell Bottom. The berries are bright red when ripe and are poisonous and very bitter to the taste.
            Solanum dulcamara  Flower

Woundwort  Stachys palustris

Marsh Woundwort  Stachys palustris
is also found close by. The leaves have been used as a wound healing herb and have a musky smell. They were often used to stem bleeding.

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