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Thymus vulgaris

Thyme – Thym Thyme grows in dry, rocky places.  It is a native to Spain, southern France and Italy.  Next to Rosemary, Thyme is the most common herb in our area.  Thyme has been, and still is, an important culinary … Continue reading

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Cardaria (Lepidium) draba

Hoary Cress – Brocoli sauvage Hoary Cress is a perennial, considered invasive in the U.S.A., where it has been introduced.  The plant is greyish/green in appearance, velvety to the touch.  It is very common in the south of France.  It … Continue reading

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Hepatica nobilis

Liverwort/Liverleaf  – Anémone hépatique The flowers of the Liverwort are exquisite.  It is one of the first plants of the year to flower.  The sepals vary in colour from blue to purple, pink and even white, but most commonly they are … Continue reading

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Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary – Rosmarin There is no herb more abundant in the Mediterranean region than Rosemary, it grows everywhere.  You do not have to go far to pick some sprigs for your Sunday roast.  The Latin name for Rosemary is ‘Ros … Continue reading

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Allium

The Allium family is a rather large family.  Some of them we use almost daily.   Allium cepa (onion) and Allium sativum (garlic) are no longer found in the wild.  The herb,  Allium schoenoprasum (Chives) can be found in the wild, but … Continue reading

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