One for the weekend: Mugwort

Whole lotta mugwort

Apparently mugwort is a very useful plant to have around; among other things, it gives you craaaazy dreams.  We learned this the other day at a medicinal herbs workshop where we also learned to make a jewelweed salve for skin irritation (which will be my secret weapon for the inevitable Summer Of Bug-Bitten Gross Limbs.)  Anyway, N. found a bunch of mugwort near our place and it’s drying in the basement now.  Learning about the useful/interesting plants that are already growing around us ready for the taking is going to be amazing, I think.

Edited to add: Turns out our backyard is full of chicory!  Who knew.

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