TM4599 : Marsh woundwort (Stachys palustris)

taken 1 year ago, near to St Olaves, Norfolk, Great Britain

Marsh woundwort (Stachys palustris)
Marsh woundwort (Stachys palustris)
This plant is native to most of Europe and Asia and is a close relative of Betony > LinkExternal link and Hedge woundwort > LinkExternal link which are also members of the mint family. It is widespread throughout Britain and Ireland where it can be found growing at sunny locations beside ponds, rivers and streams and also in marshes and damp meadows. Marsh woundwort has a long history of use in traditional medicine and was once used for dressing cuts and other wounds. It is said to cure aching joints when made into an ointment and to have antispasmodic and sedative properties when taken internally.
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 24 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4581 9985 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.4585N 1:37.4124E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4579 9986
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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