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Wildflowers and Wild Herbs at Shepherds Hill

 We live in an abundantly blessed area for wild herbs and wildflowers.  I am just beginning to add them to this page and will continue for a long while.  Eventually I will separate the categories and if there are medicinal or culinary uses for the different ones I will add that information too.  This will be an ongoing process, since I want to add pics of each plant in each season so that it will be easier for folks to identify them where they live at any time of the year. Hope you enjoy seeing pictures of God’s wonderful creation!!

Red Morning Glory - September 17, 2011 - Ipomoea coccinea

Red Morning Glory Vine












False Solomon Seal- False Spikenard - Smilacina racemosa

False Solomon Seal 2










Indian Pinks - Spigelia Marilandica

Indian Pinks - Close Up









Fly Poison- Amianthium muscitoxicum


Fly Poison - close up










Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum incanum





Mountain Mint - Pycnanthemum incanum










American Strawberry Bush, Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus



Yellowroot - Xanthorhiza simplicissima











Passionflower - Passiflora incarnata









Phlox - Phlox paniculata

Sassafras albidum












Wild Ginger - Hexastylis arifolia


Rabbit Tobacco

Rabbit Tobacco
















Rabbit Tobacco

Rabbit Tobacco


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5 Responses to "Wildflowers and Wild Herbs at Shepherds Hill"

  1. Lynn Sasser says:

    Dear Folks!
    Well thank you so much for putting these pictures up on your site. See, I have had a “mystrey weed” on our land for14 years now, and I knew it smell heavenly, but for the life of me, I couldn’t find out what it was. But now I do! Mountain Mint! Now if I have the right picture, then do me a small favor. Please pick some, and crush the leaves and flower. Does it smell like “Vick’s Salve”? If so then we have a winner! Please let me know! Thanks, Lynn

    1. Angelia Angelia says:

      Yes, Marie – we have a winner. That is exactly what you have!

  2. Hello, I am sure you are happy to see the sunshine! I know I am….yes, rain is important, but so is that wonderful sunshine! I was wondering, what size row of green beans do you plant? And how many people will it feed. Thinking towards the fall and winter, and I want to make sure I put up enough beans for the five of us. Thanks! Shalom…

  3. Thank You so much!!!!

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