A word of welcome to our newbie volunteer,Andy courtesy of our friends at Sth.Tipp Voluntary Service unit.He has already put in two morning sessions,with two to follow, tomorrow and Wed.
He comes to us with a wealth of experience including two years of Horticulture - Failte Ui Cheallaigh romhat.
Andy it was who recognized the plant above,the photos are courtesy of that fantastic site www.irishwild flowers.com - will attach link later.
The following is from Mac Coitir-Irish Wild Plants -still available down Mitchell St. at Andrew's bookshop -
'As the name suggests the woundworts were used in traditional medicine for treating wounds.
In Irish folk medicine woundworts were used for that purpose in Counties Wicklow and Galway,and the leaves were used to dress sores in Westmeath.
Woundworts are members of the dead-nettle family,the Lamiaceae.'
The name in Irish suggests widespread use throughout the island of Ireland - Creachtlus an Fhail.
Flowers July to September,is a perennial and a native.Can still be seen along the Green walk, walking west.
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