An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
Echinacea or coneflower is a beautiful American Native Prairie Flower. In recent years however, I am seeing more and more hybrids of Echinacea. A recent trip to a nursery showed this white flowered echinacea above and the one below entitled "gum drop".
While hybrids are fun, the native Echinacea (below) offers colorful blooms for about a month in late summer, is disease resistant AND offers the medicinal properties of immune system boosting. When plants are hybridized to have different color flowers or a longer blooming season or for any reason really, the medicinal constituents in the plant are then compromised so often it is not nearly as effective medicinally.