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c Plant -
AGRIMONY (Mur-dhraidhean) Agrimonia eupatoria P 45cm. Bears small
yellow flower spikes, yielding a yellow dye. Makes a gargle for coughs and
Seeds -
externally in a lotion for wounds.
c Plant -
BALDMONEY/SPIGNEL (Muilceann) Meum athamanticum P 30cm. Native to
Scotland and once used extensively as a sweet root vegetable. The feathery foliage
Seeds -
adds an aromatic flavour to soups and vegetable dishes.
BEARBERRY (Grainnseag) Arcostaphylos uva-ursi P E 10cm. Highland mat Plant -
forming evergreen shrub; clustered early pink flowers, and bright red autums berries. 3.90
Rock garden with acidic soil. Contains astringent and diuretic properties
a Plant -
BETONY WOOD (Lus bheathag) Stachys officinalis P 30cm. Deep green
toothed leaves and two lipped purple-red flowers. Used in herbal medicine to
Seeds -
combat nervous exhaustion and tension headaches. Shaded situation.
BISTORT (Bilur) Persicaria bistorta P 60cm. Fresh pink flowers and broad Plant -
leaves that form part of a north country Easter pudding. The root contains 1.50
astringent properties. Moist, shaded site.
c Plant -
BITTERSWEET / WOODY NIGHTSHADE Solanum dulcamara P 200cm.
Native climber with bright purple/yellow flowers followed by poisonous red berries.
Seeds -
The sems and flowers are used to treat skin problems and rheumatism.
BLAEBERRY/BILBERRY (Braoileag) Vaccinium myrtillus P 45cm. Native Plant -
deciduous undershrub with sweet deep purple berries for use in juice, jam, pies or 3.90
wine. The leaves help lower blood sugar levels. Enjoys acidic moist soil, with a little
c Plant -
BOG MYRTLE (Rideag) Myrica gale P 90cm. 'Sweet Gale'. Deciduous shrub
with aromatic foliage utilised for flavouring beer or in pot-pourri, linen bags and
Seeds -
repelling insects. Bog garden with acidic soil.
a Plant -
BOGBEAN (Tri Bhilean) Menyanthes trifolata P 45cm. Native aquatic herb
or 3.00
with pink-white flowers and three-lobed leaves which give us a bitter tonic
c Seeds -
medicine, still popular in the outer Hebridean Isles
a BORAGE (Borrach) Borago officinalis A 75cm. Brilliant blue flowers loved by Seeds -
bees. The cucumber flavoured leaves flavour drinks, and the flowers brighten 1.00
salads. The seed oil is used to produce a health supplement.
BROOKLIME Veronica beccabunga P 30cm. A blue flowered creeping plant Plant - 1.50
for the water garden, with a bitter watercress flavour. An old remedy for scurvy.
BUGLE (Meacan dubh fiadhain) Ajuga reptans P 20cm. Small but important Plant - 1.50
native vulnerary herb with bright blue flowers. The leaves will help stop bleeding.
a Seeds - 1.00
BURDOCK (Bramasag) Arctium minus Bi 90cm. Root, leaf and seeds
provide us with various remedies including treating skin problems.
BUTTERBUR (Gallan mr) Petasites albus P RR 30cm. White-pink early Plant -
spring clustered flowers. The root is used to treat several chest problems. Moist 1.50
shaded site.
c CARAWAY (Carbhaidh) Carum carvi Bi 60cm. Sow outside in the summer, and Seeds -
harvest seeds the following summer. Sprinkle on cakes and bread. Good in soups 0.80
and cheese. Medicinal.
a CELANDINE, GREATER (An ceann ruadh) Chelidonium majus A 45cm. Seeds -
Yellow flowers and graceful green-yellow leaves which exude on bruising, a bright 1.00
orange coloured juice. It is used in homoeopathy for jaundice and externally for
treating warts.Used in homoeopathy
g CELERY HERB (Lus na smalaig) Apium graveolens Bi 90cm. The wild Seeds -
variety producing celery leaf flavour nearly all year round, medicinal. 1.00
b CENTAURY (Ceud bhileach) Centaurium erythraea Bi 30cm. An efficient Seeds -
bitter-tonic herb with antiseptic properties. Rose-coloured star-like flowers. 1.00
a CHAMOMILE, WILD or GERMAN Matricaria recutita/chamomilla A 60cm. Seeds -
or The most valuable and more commonly used chamomile. The flowers make a safe 1.00
c and gentle nerve-sedative and gastric tonic, especially for children. Sow outside.
a Plant -
CHIVES (Feuran) Allium schoenoprasum P 20cm. Subtle onion flavoured
leaves which are snipped like grass for use in salads, omelettes, cheese or baked
Seeds -
s CLOUDBERRY (Oidhreag) Rubus chamaemorus P 10cm. Native white flowered Plant -
and orange berried fruit, for jams, jellies and drinks. Enjoys acidic moist 3.90
conditions.Usually available in the autumn and spring. Sow the seeds outside in the Seeds -
autumn and cover with grit 2.00
COLTSFOOT Tussilago farfara P 20cm. Leaf and flower give us a remedy for Plant - 1.50
coughs and externally for sores. A plant for the wild garden only.
a Plant -
COLUMBINE (Lus chalmain) Aguilegia vulgaris P 90cm. A cottage garden
native perennial with very attractive violet blue flowers. The root has been used
Seeds -
externally to treat ulcers.
COMFREY, COMMON (Lus na cnamh briste) Symphytum officinalis P 90cm. Plant -
High potash plant food and high protein stock feed. The root and leaves provide a 1.50
poultice for sprains and bruises . Ours variety has creamy/ white flowers .
COMFREY, RUSSIAN Symphytum x uplandicum P 120cm. A vigorous Plant -
hybrid with red/blue flowers, a plant for the wild garden, with the same uses as 1.50
Common Comfrey.
COMFREY, TUBEROUS Symphytum tuberosum P 30cm. The native Scots Plant -
variety, bearing bright, creamy-yellow spring flowers. Similar use and value as 1.50
Common Comfrey, (and more by some authorities!)
COWBERRY / LINGONBERRY (Lus nam Broileag) Vaccinium vitis-idaea P Plant -
20cm. 'Red Whortleberry'. Highland evergreen herb. Pink or white flowers followed 3.00
by red edible berries. Prefers acidic conditions.
c COWSLIP (Muisean) Primula veris/officinalis P 20cm. Cheerful yellow- Plant - 1.50
orange spring and autumn flowers. For winemaking, in skin lotions or in Seeds -
medicine. 1.50
CRANBERRY (Muileag) Vaccinium oxycoccus P 2cm. Locally native in Plant -
Highland spagnum bog areas, a creeping plant with tiny pink flowers and small red 4.90
edible berries. Grow in a moist peaty area.
CREEPING JENNY Lysimachia nummularia P 8cm. Ground cover perennial Plant -
producing numerous yellow flowers. The whole bruised herb helps to heal cuts and 1.50
relieve muscular/rheumatic conditions.
CROWBERRY (Dearcan feannaig) Empetrum nigrum P E 10cm. Native Plant -
creeping evergreen with pink flowers and black berries, tasty in a mixed wild fruit 3.00
salad. Prefers acidic conditions.
c Plant -
CUCKOO PINT (Cluas chaoin) Arum maculatum P 20cm. 'Lords & Ladies'.
Arrow-shaped leaves of deep green with purple/brown spots. Bears poisonous
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berries. Used in homoeopathy for epilepsy and cramps. Shaded site.
c Plant -
DEADLY NIGHTSHADE (Lus na h'oidhche) Atropa belladonna P 150cm. All
parts are poisonous but are used extensively in medicine, for example, as a muscle
Seeds -
relaxant and in homoeopathy for migraines.
DYERS GREENWEED Genista tinctoria P 60cm. A small hardy shrub with Plant -
bright green foliage and yellow flowers, yielding a yellow dye. The flowering 4.90
shoots are used in homoeopathy.
ELDER (Druman) Sambucus nigra Almost every part of this small deciduous Plant -
tree is of medicinal value. Elderflower champagne and elderberry wine can also 3.00
have therapeutic effects!
a Plant -
ELECAMPANE (illean) Inula helenium P 150cm. Handsome plant with
enormous leaves and clustered yellow flowers. Medicinal root for bronchial
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disorders from which lozenges and pastilles were once available.
c Plant - 1.50
EVENING PRIMROSE Oenothera biennis Bi 90cm. Leaf, bark and seed oil
Seeds -
have many medicinal properties. Large yellow, fragrant evening scented flowers.
a Plant -
FENNEL, WILD Foeniculum vulgare P 120cm. This wild variety is more
hardy, and produces seed more readily in the north, than the green garden variety.
Seeds -
Try the seeds in bread & cakes.
a Plant -
FEVERFEW Tanacetum parthenium P 60cm. Has a good reputation for
relieving migraine and pain. Clumps of green foliage and daisy-like flowers
Seeds -
scented of honey.
a FIGWORT Scrophularia nodosa P 60cm. Native perennial with numerous Plant - 2.00
medicinal applications but mainly for skin problems. Seeds - 1.50
b FOXGLOVE (Lus nam ban sith) Digitalis purpurea Bi 90cm. Purple bell- Seeds -
shaped flowers. Contains a poisonous substance - Digitalin, used as a heart 1.00
c Plant -
GARLIC, MUSTARD Alliaria petiolata Bi 30cm. If you enjoy semi-wild
cleansing spring salads, this easily grown native should be of interest, living up to its
Seeds -
name. Sow outside but expect sporadic germination.Plants available in the spring.
c GARLIC, WILD/WOOD (Creamh) Allium ursinum P 20cm. 'Ramsons'. Bright Plant -
white star-like flowers and broad tasty leaves in early spring ,excellent in cleansing 1.50
salads or with cheeses. Under cultivation with additional compost, the bulb can grow Seeds -
to a large enough size to use in the kitchen. Moist, shaded site. 1.00
GOLDEN ROD Solidago virgaurea P 75cm. Bright yellow flowers in branched Plant -
spikes all summer, loved by bees. For treating stomach and kidney ailments and 1.50
helping wound healing.
a Plant -
GOOD KING HENRY (Praiseach bra thair) Chenopodium bonus-henricus P
30cm. The leaves substitute for spinach, and the young shoots are prepared and
Seeds -
eaten like asparagus.
c Plant -
GROMWELL Lithospermum officinalis P 60cm. Creamy-white flowered
native plant rich in calcium and silicon. The seeds and leaves act as a mild
Seeds -
GROUND IVY (Nathair lus) Glechoma hederacea P 10cm. Aromatic creeping Plant -
ivy-like foliage and blue-violet flowers in spring. Has many curative properties 1.50
including those for bronchial and digestive problems. Ground cover for shaded spots.
GYPSYWORT (Feoran curraidh) Lycopus europaeus P 60cm. A native species Plant -
with deeply cut pointed leaves containing properties that can reduce bleeding and 1.50
help regulate blood sugar levels.
HARTS' TONGUE (Creamh mac fiadh) Asplenium scolopendrium P E 30cm. A Plant -
luxuriant fern with broad, long, deep green fronds with distinct transverse spore 3.90
cases. Used in homoeopathy and by herbalists as a liver and spleen astringent. Moist
shaded situation.
HEMP, AGRIMONY (Cnaib uisge) Eupatorium cannabinum P 90cm. A Plant -
handsome native perennial, producing masses of large lilac flowers. A herbal and 1.50
homoeopathic remedy for colds and influenza.
a HENBANE (Gabhann) Hyoscyamus niger A 45cm. A witches herb, bearing most Seeds -
beautiful but strangely scented bell-flowers, coloured creamy-yellow, tinged with 1.00
purple-violet. Poisonous but also an anthroposophical remedy for heart regulation.
HERB PARIS Paris quadrifolia P 20cm. A rare and remarkable poisonous plant Plant -
with variable whorls of leaves,attractive yellow spring flowers and a red/black berry. 6.40
Used in homoeopathy for digestive disorders. Enjoys a shaded site in summer
HONEYSUCKLE, WILD (Lus na meala) Lonicera periclymenum P 450cm. Plant -
Climber. Subtle rose-pink, yellow and cream flowers with a honeyed scent. Pot- 6.40
pourri herb. Medicinal
HOP, WILD (Lus na leanna) Humulus lupulus P 450cm. Climber. Hop flowers Plant -
flavour ale, and when dried in pillows allay insomnia and irritation. The dried 3.90
leaves make a sedative tea.
HORSERADISH (Meacan-each) Armoracea rusticana P 60cm. RR Plant in a Plant -
rich soil, in an odd corner, or a sunken bucket. For suce try combining the root with 1.50
grated apple and cream.
a Plant -
JACOB'S LADDER Polemonium caeruleum P 90cm. Traditional cottage
garden herbaceous perennial bearing masses of fine blue flowers. Once used for
Seeds -
headaches and neuralgia.
Small Plant
JUNIPER (Aiteil) Juniperus communis P E A small tree from 2-3m high which
- 3.90
makes an excellent evergreen hardy hedge with blue berries for flavouring gin or in
Large Plant
pickles, chutney and marinades.
- 7.90
JUNIPER, PROSTRATE Juniperus communis depressa. P E 10cm. Prostrate Plant -
evergreen ground cover shrub native to Highlands. Oil of Juniper is much used in 6.40
LABRADOR TEA Ledum palustre PE 60cm. A rare native of the northern UK that Plant -
enjoys growing in slightly moist acid soil conditions such as a peat garden or edge of 7.90
marsh. The creamy white flowers are most attractive ; the leaf has a strong scent that
deters insects and was once used when dried in clothing. The herb fresh or dried
should not be taken internally
LADIES' BEDSTRAW Galium verum P 60cm. Aromatic foliage and flowers Plant - 1.50
for pot-pourri, herb pillows, curdling milk, colouring cheese and a red dye for
LADIES MANTLE (Copan an druichd) Alchemilla xanthochlora/vulgaris P Plant -
20cm. Graceful fan-shaped pleated leaves and yellow green flowers. For 1.50
menstruation problems and as a wound herb.
LADIES MANTLE, ALPINE Alchemilla alpina P 15cm. Found at high altitude in Plant -
the Highlands of Scotland, a very hardy survivor of rocky exposed habitats. The root 3.00
and leaf can be harvested and applied either fresh or dried, mainly as a wound healer
and for skin problems.
c LAMB'S LETTUCE OR CORN SALAD Valerianella locusta A 10cm. A Seeds -
delicious salad herb especially in the winter, being very hardy. Sow in August for 1.50
winter/spring cutting.
LIFE EVERLASTING (Cnamh lus) Antennaria dioica P 10cm. Ground cover Plant -
rock garden plant. Rosettes of silver-green leaves, white or pink flowers. contains 2.00
astringent properties.
LILY OF THE VALLEY (Lill nan ln) Convallaria majalis P 15cm. The wild Plant -
variety with broad leaves, fragrant white bell-shaped flowers and red berries. 1.50
Valued as a cardiac tonic.
LOVAGE, SCOTS (Siunas) Ligusticum scoticum P 60cm. Smaller native species Plant -
with similar uses as Garden Lovage, better for a small garden.The Scots Gaelic name 1.50
means "stormy" due to its preferred habitat on a rock face or just above a storm
MARJORAM, WILD OR SCOTS OREGANO (Lus-Marsalaidh) Origanum Plant -
vulgare P 45cm. A hardy native herb producing tufts of rose-mauve flowers. Use the 1.50
leaves and flowers freely in salads, drinks and sauces. They also contain mild
antisceptic properties.
MARSH MARIGOLD Caltha palustris P 15cm. A popular native plant for the Plant -
edge of a pool or moist area. The shining yellow sun-like flowers produce a yellow 1.50
MASTERWORT Peucadanum ostruthium P 60cm. Native herbaceous perennial Plant -
with pink/white flowers. The rhizome is utilised in homoeopathy, in traditional 2.00
medicine and herbal liqueur. Prefers a moist site.
c Plant -
MEADOWSWEET (Crois Chuchulainn) Filipendula ulmaria P 90cm. Creamy
white flowers and leaves provide us with a natural headache remedy. They contain
Seeds -
salicylic acid - better known as aspirin. Flowers flavour mead, wine or beer.
c MELILOT Melilotus officinalis Bi 90cm. Sweet scented yellow/white Seeds - 1.00
flowers. Pot-pourri herb or try fresh in stuffings or cheeses. Medicinal.
a MILK THISTLE (Fothannan beannaichte) Silybum marianum Bi 150cm. Seeds -
or Spectacular plant, producing enormous spined glossy green leaves with milk-white 1.00
c veins. The seeds provide a homoeopathic remedy for ulcers, cancers and a liver
c MINERS' LETTUCE/CLAYTONIA Claytonia perfoliata. Bi 30cm. A very Seeds -
hardy salad plant with succulent leaves high in vitamin C. Sow in August for a 1.00
winter supply.
MINT, APPLE Mentha suaveolens P 90cm. Woolly-green foliage, excellent Plant - 1.50
for mint sauce and summer drinks.
MUGWORT (Liath lus) Artemisia vulgaris P 150cm. Large woody plant, used Plant - 1.50
to flavour drinks, fatty meats, repel insects and in Chinese medicine.
c MULLEIN (Cuineal Mhuire) Verbascum thapsus Bi 150cm. Tall, stately Seeds -
biennial with large downy-white leaves and yellow flower spikes. Helps to relieve 1.00
coughs, catarrh and asthma.
OREGANO, TOMINTOUL Origanum vulgare P 30cm. Scotland also has it's Plant -
own distinct, very hardy varieties. This one comes from the Grampians and has a 1.50
mild flavour that can be used in quantity.
c OYSTER PLANT (Tiodhlac na mara) Mertensia maritima P 10cm. A very Plant -
attractive creeping plant native to the coasts of northern and western Scotland. The 4.90
trailing stems bear blue-green succulent leaves with an oyster-like flavour, and bright Seeds -
blue and pink flowers.The Scots Gaelic name means " Gift of the sea ".Enjoys a well 3.00
drained soil, sow the seeds outside in the autumn
a Plant - 0.80
PARSLEY, CURLED (Pearsal) Petroselinum crispum Bi 20cm. The moss-
or Seeds - 1.00
curled variety for sauces, soups, salads and garnishing.
PELLITORY-OF-THE-WALL (Lus a bhallaidh) Parietaria officinalis / judaica P Plant -
45cm. Grow this bushy plant on or near a wall; coral red stems, ovate leaves and 1.50
clustered green-yellow flowers. Stimulates the kidney action, and externally a wound
a PLANTAIN,GREATER Plantago major P 15cm. A native perennial for the wild Plant -
garden due to its self- seeding nature. The young leaves in the spring are edible either 1.50
fresh or cooked. The leaves and seeds have many medical applications, internally Seeds -
mainly as an astringent, and externally for example as a wound healer. 1.00
POLYPODY (Cloch reathneih) Polypodium vulgare P 20cm. Fern with a Plant - 3.00
creeping rhizome that is a useful remedy for coughs and catarrh. Moist, shaded
PRIMROSE (Lus nam muisean) Primula vulgaris P 15cm. Native usually on edge Plant -
of woodland. Early summer creamy-yellow flowers, very suitable for a slightly 1.50
shaded moist wild garden . Anti-inflammatory leaves for minor wounds, flowers for
salads and a mild sedative tisane when plentiful.
PRIMROSE, SCOTS Primula scotica 10cm. Native to the north of Scotland Plant -
mainly above sea cliffs on short turf. A tiny but beautiful perennial with bright 3.90
mauve flowers in may and september. Used as a Findhorn flower remedy
RASPBERRY, WILD (Subh-craoibh) Rubus idaeus P 150cm. Wild stock from Plant -
our croft. Raspberry leaf tea has a good reputation for easing labour pains; externally 2.00
it may also be used as an eyewash, mouthwash or for ulcers and wounds.
c Plant -
ROCK ROSE Helianthemum nummularium P 10cm. Profuse yellow flowers 2.00
and creeping foliage. A Bach 'rescue' flower remedy for fear, accident or illness. Seeds -
g ROCK SAMPHIRE Crithmum maritimum P 30cm. Yellow-white flowers and Plant -
succulent foliage which is excellent to eat either fresh, cooked or pickled.Its other 4.90
name is "Sea Fennel "A native herbaceous perennial of the sandy or stony foreshore. Seeds -
We have two varieties, one from north wales, which is small and very hardy, the other 3.00
from Sicily, with slightly larger sweeter more succulent leaves.
ROSEROOT (Lus nan Laoch) Rhodiola rosea P 30cm. An attractive blue/green Plant -
leaved and yellow flowered herbaceous succulent perennial found on Scottish sea cliffs 3.90
in the north and west. In Scandanavia, Russia and Iceland it has been used for centuries
to enhance physical and mental endurance, preventing fatigue and stress. Modern
research has confirmed this and an extract from the root is available. The Scots gaelic
name means " Plant of the hero or champion ". It will grow well in a rock garden.
a Plant -
SALAD BURNET Sanguisorba minor P E 30cm. An attractive herb for the
'wild' rock garden, bearing deep pink flowers. The young leaves have a cucumber-
Seeds -
like taste for use in salads.
c Plant -
SANICLE (Reagha maighe) Sanicula europaea P 30cm. Woodland herb, a
primary vulnerary and blood purifier. Makes a gargle for sore throat, catarhh or
Seeds -
coughs, externally used for rashes and inflammations.
SCULLCAP, COMMON Scutellaria galericulata P 20cm. Smaller native Plant - 2.00
species, blue flowered and sharing similar properties to the Baikal Scullcap.
SEA HOLLY (Cuillion traghad) Eryngium maritimum P 30cm. A beautiful Plant -
native perennial with green, blue and white veined foliage, topped by powder blue 6.40
flowers. Eryngo roots were once used in medicine, and candied as a sweet.
c SELF-HEAL (Dubhan ceann chsach) Prunella vulgaris 16cm. Valuable healing Plant -
woodland herb; attractive violet flower spikes and lush foliage. a bruised leaf will 1.50
help stay nosebleeds, bind cuts and soother burns and bruises. Ground cover for a Seeds -
shaded site. 1.00
SOAPWORT Saponaria officinalis P RR 30cm. Pink and white flowers in late Plant -
summer. The leaves, stem or roots produce a fine soap for cleaning silks and 1.50
tapestries.A plant for the wild garden only.
SORREL , WOOD (Feada coille) Oxalis acetosella P 5cm. A native perennial of Plant -
slightly moist, humus-rich shaded sites . It has cheery white flowers in late spring, 1.50
and heart shaped edible leaves which can be added to "woodland" soups and salads.
SPEARMINT (Mionnt gharaidh) Mentha spicata P RR 60cm. The usual Plant - 1.50
garden mint for sauces and jelly.
a ST JOHN'S WORT (Eala bhuidhe) Hypericum perforatum P 60cm. An Plant -
important herb with cheery yellow clustered flowers. Contains antiviral and 1.50
antiseptic properties that help reduce anxiety, tension and menstrual problems. Seeds -
Externally for cuts, bruises and skin problems. 1.00
STAGS-HORN CLUBMOSS Lycopodium clavatum P 15cm. An interesting Plant -
creeping evergreen that produces 'club' shaped cones, containing numerous yellow 6.40
spores; these may be collected for dusting skin irritations. Used in homoeopathy for
courage and strength. Prefers moist, acidic soil.
STAR OF BETHLEHEM Ornithogalum umbellatum P 20cm. Pure white and Bulbs (3)
green striped spring flowers, expanding only in sunshine. The bulb is edible and - 1.50
nutritious either cooked or roasted like chestnuts. Use in homoeopathy for cancers.
Bach flower remedy.
c Plant -
STRAWBERRY, WILD (Subh-lair) Fragaria vesca P 10cm. Edible ground
cover, with delicious flavour and fragrance. The leaves also make a healthy tasty
Seeds -
c Plant -
SWEET BRIAR Rosa eglanteria/rubiginosa P 180cm. A fast growing pink
flowered rose that fills the garden air with a spicy-apple scent. Suitable for 'wild'
Seeds -
c Plant -
SWEET CICELY (Cos uisge) Myrrhis odorata P 90cm. White flowers and
bright green foliage, scented and flavoured of anise. The leaves, seeds or roots may
Seeds -
be used in stewing fruit, reducing acidity and sugar requirements.
SWEET VERNAL GRASS Anthoxanthum odoratum P 30cm. Sweetly scented Plant -
grass that can be mixed into a wild garden area. Used externally for rheumatic pain 4.90
and inflamed joints.
c Plant -
SWEET VIOLET (Fail chuach) Viola odorata P E 10cm. Spring and autumn
violet flowers; used as a colouring and flavouring agent in food and confectionery.
Seeds -
Medicinal. Shade in summer.
TANSY, WILD (Lus na frainge) Tanacetum vulgare RR 90cm. A flavouring herb Plant -
with fern-like leaves and yellow button flowers. Try the leaf sparingly to give a tang 1.50
to omelettes and cakes. Tansy puddings were once customary at Easter.and in the past
was used as a vermifuge. A plant for the wild garden.
THYME, BROAD-LEAVED Thymus pulegioides P E 20cm. A very hardy Plant - 1.50
large leaved semi prostrate variety with bright mauve flowers. Use like garden
THYME, WILD/MOUNTAIN (Lus an righ) Thymus polytrichus brittanicus Plant - 1.50
P E 5cm. Very hardy. 'Carpets' of mauve flowers and aromatic foliage.
TORMENTIL (Braonan fruich) Potentilla erecta/tormentilla P 10cm. Bright Plant -
yellow flowered herb. The rhizome provides us with a safe and powerful astringent 1.50
medicine for sore throats, cuts, grazes and minor burns. Dye plant. Acidic soil.
c Plant -
VALERIAN, COMMON (Lus nan tri bhilean) Valeriana officinalis P 90cm.
Sweet-scented prolific flesh-pink flowers. A natural sedative, the rhizome being
Seeds -
effective for promoting sleep and calming nerves.
c VETCH, BITTER or MOUNTAIN (Carmeal) Lathyrus montanus / linifolius P Plant -
30cm. Native to upland areas of the UK producing pink/blue flowers. When dried the 3.00
root nodules have a liquorice-like flavour, once used as a tonic to allay hunger; they Seeds -
may also be added to drinks. 2.00
WALLPEPPER (Grafan nan clach) Sedum acre P 10cm. Bright yellow star- Plant - 1.50
shaped flowers and small succulent leaves for minor burns and grazes.
WATERMINT (Cairteal) Mentha aquatica P RR 60cm. Whorls of lilac flowers. Plant -
A mild stimulant producing gentle perspiration, beneficial for colds and fevers. 1.50
Moist site or waterside.
c WELD (Lus bhuide mor) Reseda luteola Bi 90cm. Green-yellow flower Seeds - 1.00
spikes. An ancient and well used dye plant.
WOODRUFF, SWEET (Lusa-caitheamh) Asperula odorata /Galium odorata P Plant -
30cm. Woodland plant with bright white flowers. Dried leaves scented of new-mown 1.50
hay for linen bags and pot-pourri, medicinal. Shaded site.
WOOD-SAGE (Sisde coille) Teucrium scorodonia P 20cm. A useful native Plant -
herb for fevers, colds and cleansing old sores. Downy heart-shaped leaves, yellow 1.50
flower spikes.
WORMWOOD, COMMON (Buramaide) Artemisia absintium P 90cm. Shrubby Plant -
border plant; silver-grey aromatic foliage which once flavoured absinthe. A bitter 1.50
tonic for enfeebled digestion, also expels worms. Keeps moths from clothing.
a Plant -
YARROW (Lus na fala) Achillea millefolium P 60cm. Combined with
elderflowers and peppermint, this healing herb helps clear colds and fevers. The
Seeds -
fresh leaf infused and applied in a poultice, aids wound recovery.
YELLOW FLAG Iris pseudacorus P 75cm. A stately yellow flowered native iris Plant -
which enjoys the edge of water. The rhizome was once used in medicine and also 2.00
provides a black dye.