Saturday, 11 August 2012

Agrimony or Aaaron's Rod

Agrimony used to be known as fairy's wand in this part of Britain and was associated with magic.  It is one of the summer flowering plants which are providing nectar for insects at the moment.

The seeds have little 'velcro' hooks on like miniature versions of the burrs that stick on to your clothes.  In a week or so's time you may find them sticking to your socks if you walk through Filnore Woods.  This helps the plant to spread its seeds far and wide.

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