Marsh Woundwort
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Taken at Strathclyde Park on 1st July 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode




 


Taken at Strathclyde Park on 8th August 2015 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
Fact File
 
Marsh Woundwort.
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AKA:
Stachys palustris.
Lamiaceae.
A Perennial.

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Damp ground.
July - September.
20 - 100 cms.
The green parts of Woundworts have been used in poultices since ancient times to stem bleeding. The effectiveness of this treatment seems to be supported by modern science which has identified an antiseptic within the oil found in the plants juices. Parts of the plant can be eaten, the young shoots and the tubers.