Week of July 23, 2013 - part 3 - malva, teasel, catnip, multiflora roses, lavender and purple tree

Saturday, July 27, 2013 1:56 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
Malva (Malva neglecta)
The leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots of this common weed are all used as medicine. The roots go straight down, far down, in dry areas and find water so they are always succulent and helpful.

Teasel (Dipsacus species)
The root of the wild biennial is tinctured and used in tiny doses to help those dealing with Lyme disease. 

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
The flowering tops of this wild perennial are tinctured and used in moderate doses to help those with ADD and ADHD. 

Multiflora roses (Rosa species)
The petals of this cultivated perennial are used to make a honey that is considered an aid to longevity.

Lavender (Lavendula species)
The flowers of this cultivated perennial are used to prevent moths from chewing on your clothing. They are also a wonderful addition to baths and make an amazing vinegar.

Purple tree 
Help me out here green friends. I have never seen anything like this tree covered with tiny purplish, pinky flowers. It is probably cultivated, as this is the only one I saw in a week. Anyone know what it is?

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