Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My, how you have grown!

Yes, I am the Mullein and you have seen me before when I fought the frost and the frost didn't win (Frosty the Mullein from April).  So see me now, straight and tall, guarding the Queen Anne's Lace at my feet.  I have a smaller cousin, who some may think is more refined, and I will introduce him to you some time later.

My photographer has found yet another botanical site for learning more about me: Botanical.com, a Modern Herbal by Mrs. M. Grieve.  She calls me "Great" and tells that I was once used as lamp wick.  More importantly, I think, I could drive away evil spirits.

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