Summer Blooming Flowers 8-18-2014

Happy Monday to you all!!

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Ajuga ‘Catlin’s giant’ – bugleweed

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Acanthus spinosus – spiny bear’s breeches

Bear’s breeches are native to the Mediterranean region and are cultivated in Britain, although some appear to have naturalized in Cornwall. In the 17th century, these were called Brank-ursine, meaning bear’s claws, which referred, possibly, to the shape of the flowers. They contain mucilage and tannin, which makes or rather made them useful in traditional medicine systems in Europe.

The plant has been used as a wound healer and internally taken to soothe the mucous membranes in the digestive and urinary tracts. The crushed leaves have been used in poultices and placed on burns or scalds to relieve the pain. The plant has astringent qualities and has been used to treat diarrhea and to heal wounds, as well as being used to clean wounds. It has been taken internally to purify the blood and to calm the stomach. It is also said to have expectorant properties.

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Eupatorium dubium – Baby Joe Pye weed

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Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’

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Coreopsis ‘Center Stage’ – Tickseed

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Ferns, ferns, ferns! Their eeeeverywhere!

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Rodgersia aesculifolia – Rodger’s flower

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Tricyrtis hirta ‘Variegata’ – Toad lily

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Dicentra spectabilis – Bleeding hearts

They are a bit confused at their blooming time. These were recently propagated at the nursery.

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Euphorbia amygdaloides – wood spurge

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