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Weed Walk
August 14, 2012

Green greetings. We finally got some rain. How about you? I hope so. The trees are thankful and so are we.

This week I want to introduce you to a multi-talented plant family, the Asters, also known as the daisy family or the sunflower family. This family includes many beautiful plants that are cultivated for their flowers, including daisies and sunflowers, black-eyed Susans and chrysanthemums, bachelor’s buttons and a colorful array of asters. It also includes delicious edible plants such as lettuce, artichoke, sunchoke, sunflowers, and dandelion; and even some flavoring plants like tarragon.

There are plenty of weedy plants in the family, too, such as ragweeds, tickseeds, hawkweeds, knapweeds, goldenrods, and thistles (like bull thistle). And, of course, this family provides important medicinal plants, including chamomile, tansy, elecampane, cronewort, wormwood, echinacea, liferoot, burdock, chicory, yarrow, boneset, Joe-Pye-weed, and milk thistle.

Now let’s met some more daisy-family plants, and see what they can do. I hope to so surprise you with interesting information about that maligned weed goldenrod, so that you will not only look on it with a smile, but also be motivated to harvest some for our recipe of the week: Goldenrod Tonic.

green blessings,

Susun Weed

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Susun Weed, Copyright 2012

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Susun Weed, green witch and wise woman, is an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of herbs and health. She is the voice of the Wise Woman Way, where common weeds, simple ceremony, and compassionate listening support and nourish health/wholeness/holiness. She has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations for three decades. Ms. Weed's four herbal medicine books focus on women's health topics including: menopause, childbearing, and breast health.

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