Toxicodendron radicans – Poison Ivy… It just felt like a great start to this post….
Convolvulus arvensis ~ Bindweed has been used medicinally for centuries as as a natural laxative and for hypertension. In Chinese Medicine it has been used as a salve for itching, pain and even toothache.
Further, bindweed is great for cleansing the body’s internal systems and even restores chemically-trashed agricultural land by returning the soil to its original fertility. Bindweed is also full of other beneficial plant compounds, including tropine, pseudotropine, aspartic acid, cysteine, alanine and Arginine.
More studies are being conducted on this cancer-preventing plant, but it looks promising as a tumor-busting phytochemical without side effects.
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’
Iris germanica ~ Bearded Iris – There are so many I couldn’t ID this one.
Lobularia maritima ~ alyssum (an annual here)
Previously unknown ~
Salvia officinalis – Sage
Thank you Robinne Weiss for ID-in this one for me =-)
Allium schoenoprasum – Chive
© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl