Monday, October 8, 2012
I'm still on my quest to become a bit more familiar with the names of the many plants that grow wild here. This one is the Primrose Willow, and when it really takes off, it does along whole roadways, growing taller than a man in height. In fact, a picture of one of these was one of my first blog headers back in 2007 after first being given my camera.
I did, however, find that it is good browse for deer, sheep, goats, and cattle. This is good news because it's prolific and eradicating it from enclosures (future enclosures, we hope!) would probably require a lot of diligence. The are beautiful and attract a lot of pollinators, so I'm happy to find out a little more about this plant friend. I'll still be on the prowl to see if I can scare up any further finds about medicinal uses and so on.
If you know of any, let me know!