"Traditional Herbs for Winter Interest"

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Species observed (January 1999):

Ferula communis (Giant Fennel)
Filipendula hexapetula (Meadowsweet)
Glaucium flavum (Sea Poppy)
Helleborus foetidus (Stinking Hellebore)
Lithospermum officinale (Gromwell)
Pycnanthumum pilosum (Mountain Mint)
Ruta chalepensis (Middle-Eastern Rue)
Sisyrinchium striatum (Huilmo)

Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)
Herniaria glabra (Rupture Wort)
Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender)
Salvia (Sage)
Sanguisorba minor (Salad Burnet)
Santolina chamaecyparissus (Lavender Cotton)
Scilla peruviana (Cuban Lily)
Solidago odora (Sweet Goldenrod)
Teucrium marum (Cat Thyme)
Viola tricolor (Johnny Jump-up)

To learn more ...

Visit the University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden's website for a glorious summer tour of more than 60 species, indexed by latin and common names. If you live near or visit the Seattle area, see the Garden in person:
The University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden is open to the public, free of charge, during daylight hours. It is located on the north side of Stevens Way, across from the Botany Dept. greenhouses, on the UW campus. More than 20 Metro bus routes stop at the Stevens Way bus shelter. Call Metro at 553-3000 for routes which serve you best. By car, drive to the West Gate on 15th Ave. NE and NE 40th Street. At the gatehouse you will receive a map, directions and information on parking. Parking is free on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. Lot C-10, off Stevens Way is most convenient to the garden. If you are unfamiliar with UW campus, please call 543-9198 for directions.

A volunteer organization, The Friends of the Medicinal Herb Garden, helps support the Garden with work parties, tours, talks, a quarterly newsletter, and other activities.

FMHG, c/o Botany Department
University of Washington, Box 355325, Seattle, WA 98195-5325.
For a recorded message on upcoming events call: (206) 543-1126.

(Follow this link to a related article about the Friends.)


An earlier version of this article appeared as "Winter, Schminter" in the
Winter 1999 issue of the Friends of the Medicinal Herb Garden newsletter.

Agricultural Research Service. "Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethno-botanical Databases." (1/20/99)
Bailey, L.H., et al. Hortus Third. New York: Macmillan, 1976.
Buchanan, Rita, ed. Taylor's Guide to Herbs. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Rohde, Eleanor. Herbs and Herb Gardening. London: The Medici Society, 1936.
Virtual Garden. "Locate your zone: Zone 8." (5/13/99)

©1999 by Ruth Pettis

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