September 09, 2016

Common Agrimony

Agrimony cinsta
Having emerged relatively unscathed from our first Summer Holidays which were, dare I say it, actually quite blissful for the most part, this week has been something of a shock to the system as sunbathing and relaxing are replaced by school and routine. Appropriate then that today's meadow resident is Common Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) a striking stalk of little  yellow flowers and prickly burrs believed to have all sorts of healing properties and which British folklore upholds if placed under a persons' pillow, they will sleep 'til it is removed. Exactly how I feel, and with that, I'm off to bed!