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Thursday 8 March 2012

Jupiters Beard

Not only is the wild garlic showing but a quick trip to the coast yesterday showed up the first blossoms of this years Red Valerian, there are not many plants that draw me in so much as this one..

The young leaves are edible (I'm sure I've mentioned this before) and the root was said to have a calming effect on the nerves when served as a tea although to be honest I think that's more with common valerian than red

the symbolism behind Red Valerian is that it is given as a peace offering between friends who have quarrelled

beautiful, edible, remarkable!


  1. Loverly! Almost as tantalizing as your wild garlic sandwich.

  2. I know a couple of other people that could do with a bunch of these:-)