You know those sticky burrs that latch on to your clothing as you traipse through the fields? They are from the burdock or Arctium plant. Often mistaken for a rank weed, the root of this herb is very useful and used for medicinal purposes. July through October is the peak flowering season, so look for it now.
This month our speaker was Herbalist Ginny Shannon. She gave a very interesting talk about Medicine Wheel Gardens – how to plan and make one and the significance of such a garden.
No, I am not talking about the Dig This! editor Hazel! I am talking the Witch Hazel shrub which is native here in New Hampshire. I was talking a walk down at the Discovery Center at Sandy Point in Stratham and came across this rather large specimen. It is located at the start of the circle on the woodland boardwalk.