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Tag: Medicinal Plants

Iris Pseudacorus

Iris Pseudacorus Probably the most widespread marginal plant in the world, the vigorous Iris Pseudacorus, or more commonly known as Flag Iris, is also native to Europe, Western Asia and North-East Africa.  Over the years it has become an invasive intruder to much of North America,but  despite this, the native species and two cultivars (Iris […]

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Edible and Medicinal Pond Plants

Edible and Medicinal Pond Plants When we think of water gardens and ponds, we imagine a picture of nature, made up of reflections, fish, wildlife and plants.  The plants we visualize are usually of Rushes and Water lilies and pond weeds that look attractive under the water.  These plants not only look attractive and bring […]

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Caltha Palustris (marsh marigolds)

Caltha Palustris (Marsh-Marigolds) Marsh marigolds are members of the plant family called Ranunculaceae and are native to marshes, fens, ditches, streams and damp woodlands.  As with all Ranunculus, the plants are poisonous.  Marsh Marigolds have many traditional and folklore names such as, Yellow-Boots, Molly- Blobs, Horse- Blobs, Water-Blobs and Water- Bubbles.  Other names given seem […]

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Gomphostigma Virgatum

Gomphostigma Virgatum A few years ago a fellow nurseryman gave me a unusual plant from Africa also known as River star and Otter bush. Gomphostigma Virgatun is certainly a unusual Marginal plant as it has evergreen silvery grey leaves and branches and grows quite happily in water. Originating from South Africa, river star will grow […]

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