Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Friday 18 July

Easy one to ID the leaves are distinctive from first show - the plant is still used in herbal medicine and a black dye can also be produced from it. 

Gypsywort - Lycopus europaeus

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  1. Well, we have Lycopus americanus. Several others, but that one has the deeply cut leaves. Never heard about the dye thing. Wonder if ours can be used that way.

  2. I guess they all can be used for dye. Found a reprint of an 1830 manual that talks about it. Have to use sulfuric acid to bring out the dye.


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