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Those Little Purple Flowers

Here they are, captured with my new toy:

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sirrupert
May. 11th, 2002 03:31 am (UTC)
Wow, thatsa crisp picture. what type of camera?
rpkrajewski
May. 11th, 2002 06:55 pm (UTC)
It's an Olympus Camedia D-40, which was 4 megapixel. In fact, you are seeing is about 1/3 of the original image shrunk down about 50% !
marm0t
May. 11th, 2002 01:43 pm (UTC)
wildflowers
Ok, I'm ready to make my official diagnosis, which is:

a wildflower called 'Gill-over-the-ground.'

What do you think?
marm0t
May. 11th, 2002 01:47 pm (UTC)
Also known as:
Ground Ivy and Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea)
http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/usa2001/ny_wildflowers_2001.html
marm0t
May. 11th, 2002 05:16 pm (UTC)
Re: wildflowers
From http://www.magdalin.com/herbal/plants_pages/a/alehoof.htm:

Medicinal virtues
A herb for all inward wounds, exulecrated lungs, or other parts, either by itself, or boiled with other similar herbs. It easeth griping pains, windy and choleric humours in the stomach, spleen or belly; it helps the yellow jaundice by opening the stoppings of the gall and liver, and melancholy by opening the stoppings of the spleen. It expels venom or poison and also the plague. (Editor's note: Expels the plague? I'll be right over.)

It provokes urine and women's courses. The decoction of it in wine drank for some time eases those that are troubled by sciatica, or hip gout, and also the gout in the hands, knees or feet. If you add to the decoction some honey and a little burnt alum, it is excellent as a gargle for any sore mouth or throat, and to wash the sores and ulcers in the privy parts of man or woman.

It speedily helps green wounds, if bruised and bound thereto. The juice of it boiled with a little honey and verdigris doth wonderfully cleanse fistulas, ulcers and stayeth the spreading or eating of cancers and ulcers. It helpeth the itch, scabs, wheals and other breakings out in any part of the body.

The juice of Celandine, Field Daisies, and Ground-ivy clarified and a little fine sugar dissolved therein, and dropped into the eyes, is a sovereign remedy for all pains, redness and watering of them; also for the pin and web, skins and films growing over the sight. It helps beasts as well as men. The juice dropped into the ear helpeth the hearing.

rpkrajewski
May. 11th, 2002 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: wildflowers
What do you think?
I think you are an excellent researcher ! Wow !

Looks like we've also got common violet and garlic mustard too !
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