Reading Project Where the Lilies Bloom. Second Period Mrs. Kathy Boren Grade 8. Wild Indigo.
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Herbaceous perennial. Native to southern and Eastern United States. Large and showy, bearing masses of long-lived white flowers. Dried leaf and flowering tops may be made into a tea or tincture to treat colds and flu, especially when there is an alternating chill and fever. When Echinacea fails, the second line of defense is Boneset.
Red clover acts as an antibiotic and is very good for bacterial infections, kidney problems, and liver disease. Red clover may help prevent cancer, HIV, and Aids.Red Clover Flowers
*The juice of hemlock was frequently administered to criminals.
*Hemlock is a tall, much branched and gracefully growing plant, with elegantly-cut foliage and white flowers.
*The entire plant has a bitter taste and possesses a disagreeable mousy odour
*this was the fatal poison which Socrates was condemned to drink
*Different locations of Balsam produce different effects.
*Some of these uses are skin disease, cough vapor,urinary tract diseases heart stimulant and an aromatic.
*White Balsam leaves can be used as a sedative.
Bark of Wild
The Lady Slipper
is in bloom from April until June.
It is found from Nova Scotia to the Southland's
They boiled the extract of the root to calm nerve disorders. During the 19th century, American doctors prescribed the root for hysteria, delirium, headaches, epilepsy, neuralgia, muscle spasms and nervousness.
of Alabama and westward to Missouri and Minnesota. It is part of the orchid family. The American Indians used it as medicine.
Before Marshmallows were used as candy it was used as a medicine to soothe sore throats and coughs.
The leaves and the light pink flowers of the marshmallows contained a gooey substance called mucilage. The mucilage soothes sore throats and helps stop coughing. Doctors in the 19th century made candy medicine out of the marshmallow plants to soothes peoples sore throts.
Habitat: Swamps, bogs, seepage areas, and very moist depressions in woods. The first flower to bloom in late winter, as early as late January. Skunk cabbage produces heat which melts the surrounding snow or ice in order to produce a flower. (The skunk cabbage produces heat by uncoupling oxidative phosphorylation from the electron transport system. Thus, the temperature might be as high as 60o F, regardless if the air/ground temperature is below freezing).
, common name for about 20 mostly creeping but also erect herb species of the genus Anagallis, of the primrosefamily, and found nearly worldwide. The scarlet pimpernel, A. arvensis, is a small, spreading annual native to Europe and now found in North America. It grows in fields as a weed, reaching from 6 to 30 cm (2.7 to 12 in) in height, and has red, pink, or blue bell-shaped flowers 6 mm (0.2 in) wide. The flowers close at the approach of rain and open in bright sunshine; therefore, the plant has been called shepherd's barometer and poor man's weatherglass. The blue pimpernel, A. monelli, is abundant in parts of Europe. The bog pimpernel, A. tenella, is common in bogs in England.
The ointment known as the "Balm of Gilead" comes from a kind of balsam poplar. A balsam is a fir tree, but a popular is a deciduous tree. In ancient times the healing properties of the "Balm of Gilead" were known throughout the world. The Balm is described from antiquity as being a 'rare, fragrant and intoxicating unguent'. Its properties to heal wounds bordered on the miraculous. It was extremely valuable and often used for barter.
Description: Small scrub or a arbolilo caducifolio that can reach up to 8 meters in height, with simple leaves elliptical to oblong, 4-6 cm in length and 1, 5-3 cm in width. Cleared base; margin finely sawed in the superior part. White flowers appearing before the leaves the measure 6-8 mm in diameter and they are ranged in turgid. Fruit of around 6mm of diameter.Original species in East of North America.