Valerian

Botanical Name: Valerian officinalis Common  name(s): Valerian GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | Zones 4-7 | Partial shade | 3-4’ clumping | blooms late spring / early summer (white

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Wood Betony

Botanical Name: Betonica officinalis (Stachys officinalis) | Family: Labiatae (Mint family) Common name(s): Wood Betony, Betony GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | zones 5-8 | 1′ tall | purple blooms from

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Catnip

Botanical Name: Nepeta Cataria | Family: Labiatae (Mint family) Common name(s): Catnip, Nebada (Spanish) GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | zones 3-7 | 15-24 inches tall | white, purple-spotted flowers on

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Burdock

Botanical Name: Arctium Lappa | Family: Compositea (thistle group) Common name(s): Burdock, Common Burdock, Lappa, Rox’s Clote, Thorny Burr, Beggar’s Buttons, Cockle Buttons, Clot-Bur GROWING Biennial, herbacious

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Sassafras

Botanical Name: Sassafras Officianale / Sassafras Albidum / Sassafrass Varifolium | Family: Lauraceae Common name(s): Sassafras, Saxifras, Tea Tree, Mitten Tree, Cinnamonwood GROWING Tree, deciduous |

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Dandelion

Botanical Name: Taraxacum Officianale | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Dandelion GROWING Perennial, herbaceous, broad-leaf | zones 3-9 | full sun to part shade | 8 –

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Chamomile

Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita (German chamomile), Chamaemelum nobile (Roman) | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Chamomile, German chamomile, Roman chamomile (a.k.a garden chamomile) GROWING German chamomile (annual, to 24″), Roman

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Plaintain

Botanical Name: Plantago Major | Family: Plantaginaceae Common name(s): Common Plantain, Greater Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Ripple Grass, Englishman’s foot, Ribwort GROWING Perennial, herbaceous, broad-leaf | Temporate

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Red Clover

Botanical Name: Trifolium Pratense | Family: Leguminosae Common name(s): Red Clover, Trebol (Spanish) GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | Zones 5-9 | Full sun, partial shade | 12-15″

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Nettle

Botanical Name: Urtica Diocia | Family: Urticaceae Common name(s): Nettle, Stinging Nettle, Ortiga (Spanish) GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | Zones 5-9 | Full sun, partial shade |

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Moon Flower

I always thought my first post on this blog would be about dandelions. Or something related to what I wrote on the “about” page. Like

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