They’ve cut down all our trees, but we still have–in delightful profusion–these little white wildflowers all over the place. The bees love ’em–bumblebees, honeybees, and our tiny native bees.
This plant is called “boneset,” because it was once believed that including its leaves in splints facilitated the healing of broken bones. The leaves can also be used for making tea, said to be a remedy for coughs and colds. I think I’d like to try that, if I only knew how. But what would happen if I did it wrong?
Whatever its practical use, this is a pretty plant and it’s obviously good for the bees. It makes a nice backdrop for writing about Lintum Forest. Our Lord’s handiwork is always an inspiration.
And now I’d better go out and re-fill the bird feeder.