A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Purple Loosestrife

It seems that it is a good year for Purple Loosestrife as we keep seeing it's spiky reddish purple flowers around the Cotswolds and it looks particularly striking. The plant apparently likes damp places and it was traditionally harvested and used as an infusion to cure diarrohea, dysentery and other medical problems.

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