Wild Flowers of the Catskills II

  • Milkweed Fluff

    Milkweed Fluff

  • Yarrow

    Yarrow

  • Wild Rose

    Wild Rose

  • Vetch

    Vetch

  • Bluet

    Bluet

  • Vetch

    Vetch

  • Ox-Eye Daisy

    Ox-Eye Daisy

  • Columbine

    Columbine

  • Thistle

    Thistle

  • St John's Wort

    St John's Wort

  • Joe Pye Weed

    Joe Pye Weed

  • Plantain

    Plantain

St. John’s Wort, Yarrow, Vetch, Ox-eye Daisy, Plantain, Milkweed, Thistle, Joe Pie Weed, Bluet, Rose and many more potent and helpful herbs abound in the alpine meadows of the famous pristine Catskills of New York.

Having the opportunity to get to know these friendly herbs in this wild environment has been really helpful in understanding how the healing properties — like the volatile oils and vitamin and mineral content — can be more or less potent depending on the earth they are grown in. Growing up in the harsh contrary conditions of long freezing winters and wild warm storms of the summer have made these herbs strong.

3 Comments

  1. Rick Sprague says:

    Awesome photos

  2. Wendy Klope says:

    The slideshows are lovely, but WHERE is the identification? I tried to find an ID for each of the flowers pictured but could not. If the flowers are identified, please make the labels easier to find. If they are not labeled, PLEASE PROVIDE! I want to know the names of the flowers I see all around me!

    • hellaD says:

      Thanks Wendy,
      We need to update our slideshow gallery program so that it will allow me to label the pictures. I have tried with the program we are using and it is rather frustrating.

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