Plant Profiles

Chamomile

Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita (German chamomile), Chamaemelum nobile (Roman) | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Chamomile, German chamomile, Roman chamomile (a.k.a garden chamomile) GROWING German chamomile (annual, to 24″), Roman chamomile (perennial, herbaceous, 8-10″) | Zones 4-9 | Full sun / Partial shade | blooms June – frost (white, daisy-like flowers) Likes well-drained soil. Flowers…

Plaintain

Botanical Name: Plantago Major | Family: Plantaginaceae Common name(s): Common Plantain, Greater Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Ripple Grass, Englishman’s foot, Ribwort GROWING Perennial, herbaceous, broad-leaf | Temporate zones worldwide | 4-5″ Found everywhere, lawns, gardens, roadsides, etc, like dandelions. HARVESTING Parts used: Roots, leaves, flowers Gather during flowering throughout the summer. Dry…

Red Clover

Botanical Name: Trifolium Pratense | Family: Leguminosae Common name(s): Red Clover, Trebol (Spanish) GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | Zones 5-9 | Full sun, partial shade | 12-15″ | blooms May – September No special soil needs Stratify seeds for several weeks and sow directly outdoors (I have planted seed directly without stratifying).…

Nettle

Botanical Name: Urtica Diocia | Family: Urticaceae Common name(s): Nettle, Stinging Nettle, Ortiga (Spanish) GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | Zones 5-9 | Full sun, partial shade | 2-4′ | blooms early to late summer (small cream-colored flowers) Likes good moisture / organic soil Stratify seeds and sow directly in the garden (or…