Featured flora: 

Hypericum Androsaemum

Hypericum androsaemum, commonly known as sweet-amber or tutsan, is a plant in the genus Hypericum native to open woods and hillsides in Eurasia. It is a perennial shrub reaching up to 1.5 m in height.

The common name tutsan appears to be a corruption of toute saine literally meaning all-healthy. This is probably in reference to its healing properties. The leaves were applied to wounds, and as a stomachic. Nicholas Culpeper, in his 1653 publication Culpeper's Complete Herbal, says "Tutsan purgeth choleric humours ... both to cure sciatica and gout, and to heal burnings by fire." The berries which turn from white/green, to red, to black are poisonous.

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This will most likely be my last post for 2015. Thank you for all of the support and kindness this year. Although I am sad this year is ending, I am also very excited for all the new things that will be coming my way in 2016. 

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

Karen x