woensdag 18 juni 2014

Strabo's Plantlist

Walafrid Strabo (808-849) was, among many other things, the author of the gardening poem Hortulus, an account of the herbs he grew in his garden and their medical uses. As such it gives us the first plant list for a monastic herb garden, (extracted from):
Agrimony
Catmint
Celery
Mugwort
Betony
Chervil
Clary sage
Costmary
Fennel
Gourd
Horehound
Frankincense
Grape
Indian pepper
Iris
Lily
Lovage
Melon
Poppy
Pomegranate
Mint
Nettles
Pennyroyal
Radish
Rose
Rue
Sage
Southernwood
Tansy
Wormwood

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