Thursday, May 3, 2012

florals

this evening's walk was delightful,,, spotted my first purple coneflower of the season!!
it was so exciting!!!  oklahoma has 6 species of echinacea.
 this one is the 'pale coneflower.'


this is one of my favorites! lemon monarda or lemon balm -
it belongs to the mint family.  i'm drying some of the leaves for tea.

thelasperma and lemon monarda mix.
lemon monarda is abundant in the fields around here
so i will be harvesting quite a bit for tea.
 
i ordered this book recently!  many of the plants listed are growing on 
or around prairie hill.   i'm going to be certain of identifying though, 
before i start eating and drinking these flowers and plants.  :)

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."  Gen. 1:29

2 comments:

  1. Amen. LET'S EAT!! lovely, lovely

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  2. Is it amazing how much we can forage right outside, but yes, its definitely good to be SURE of what you're eating!

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