Who can resist such gems as tea of beggarticks (Bidens spp) for dry mucous membranes, cinquefoil
(Potentilla spp) paste for healthy cuticles or a yummy blackcurrant sugar?
Each autumn, visitors feast their eyes on amber aspens, purple cinquefoil
and rusty-red cottonwoods while scanning the land for black bear, elk and eagles.
Would we all be familiar with "meadow pipit," "marsh cinquefoil
," "bird's-foot trefoil," "bee orchids," "puffballs," and "cloudberries," to say nothing of "Shetland mouse-ear," were it not for Longley's poems pointing the way to an understanding of the minor key of natural beauty which is heard in the background of his work?
The first site had been overrun with spotted knapweed, sulphur cinquefoil
, and cheatgrass.
It appears, from the photograph, that it is one of the wild Potentillas - either the trailing tormentil (Potentilla anglica) or the creeping cinquefoil
, Potentilla reptans.
For this purpose cinquefoil
root may be boiled in diluted wine, and hyoscyamus root either in vinegar and water, or in wine, with the addition of a little salt, also poppy-head skins not too dry and mandragora root in the same condition.
A kingfisher streaks through the Sitka sedge and silverweed cinquefoil
toward the ocean.
(Potentilla robbinsiana), for example, is a long-lived, dwarf member of the rose family.
The windows depict Saints Patrick, Francis, Joseph and Our Lady (IMAGES 3 and 4) with more elaborate tracery and cinquefoil
I've seen kingfishers, buzzards and even hobbies at the reserve, and there are lots of different reptiles and rare wetland plants there, including the marsh cinquefoil
, which is absolutely stunning and flowers in June and July.
The gothic arched peaks of the main window and its circular cinquefoil
window take up almost one complete wall in the vaulted ceiling open-plan living area.
association Rosaceae Shrubby Potentilla Nectar Cinquefoil
April's sweet Cicely, May's sweet rockets, ragwort, dock, and poison hemlock, June's cinquefoil
and hollyhocks, July's avens and caraway, September's zigzag goldenrod and small-flowered asters send up fresh leaves.
fruticosa sub species flaribunda) and three-toothed cinquefoil
Veronica) Mouse-ear chickweed Lespedeza Prostrate spurge Chicory Mallow Spotted spurge Cinquefoil
Black medic Spurweed Hop clover Mugwort Wild strawberry White clover Wild mustard Thistles Cranesbill Wild onion Prostrate vervain English daisy Birdseye pearlwort Wild violet Oxeye daisy Field pennycress Yellow woodsorrel Dandelion Pennywort Common yarrow Dichondra Parsley piert Yellow rocket Curly dock * Actually a sedge, not a true grass.