Herb Walk
@
Catchtail Gardens

We wanted to share with you some of the plants growing and delighting us here at Catchtail Gardens. Many plants that are generally considered merely ornamental or even 'weeds' are, in fact, medicinal herbs. This is a little introduction to some of them, while also serving as an inventory of what is growing, when, and how. As time goes by, we will be updating each herb with more detail, as well as adding to the list.

You can move through these pages as a slideshow (start by clicking on the top left image), or you can click on a specific herb.(Click here for the alphabetical index by Botanical name or by Common name).

Achillea millefolium
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Yarrow
Agastache rugosa
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Korean mint
Allium schoenoprasum
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Chives

Allium sativum
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Garlic

Aloe vera

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Aloe
Aloysia citriodora
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Lemon verbena
Anethum graveolens
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Dill
Angelica archangelica
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Angelica
Armoracia rusticana
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Horseradish
Artemisia absinthum

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Wormwood
Aster tataricus
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Tatar aster
Betula alba

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Birch
Brassica nigra

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Mustard
Buddleia spp

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Buddleia
Calendula officionale

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Marigold
Eschscholzia californica

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California poppy
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

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California lilac/Ceanothus
Coix lacryma jobi

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Job's tears
Daucus carota

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Wild carrot/Queen Anne's Lace
Polyganum aviculare

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Knotgrass

Foeniculum vulgare

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Fennel

Fragraria vesca

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Strawberry
Fremontodendron spp
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Flannelbush
Galium apaine

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Cleavers
Ginkgo biloba

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Ginkgo
Humulus lupulus
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Hops
Lactuca virosa

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Wild lettuce
Lavandula officionale

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Lavender
Leonuris cardiaca

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Motherwort
Lycopus virgiicus

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Gypsywort/Bugleweed
Matricaria recutita
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German chamomile
Melissa officinale

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Lemon balm
Mentha pulegium

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Pennyroyal
Mentha viridis

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Spearmint
Menthax piperita

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Peppermint
Nasturtium officionale
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Watercress
Oenothera biennis
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Evening Primrose
Plantago lanceolata

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Plantain
Quercus spp

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Oak
Raphanus sativus

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Wild radish
Rosmarinus officionale

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Rosemary
Rubus fructicosus

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Blackberry
Rumex acetosella
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Sheep's sorrel
Salvia spp

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Sage

Sambucus nigra

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Elder

Symphytum officionale
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Comfrey
Tanacetum parthenium
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Feverfew
Vaccium myrtillus
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Blueberry
Valeriana officionale
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Valerian
Verbascum thapsus

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Mullein
Vitis vinifera

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Grape
Vitex agnus castus
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Chaste tree