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Dragonhead

 

(Dracocephalum), a genus of perennial grasses of the family Labiatae. The flowers are usually large and dark blue or violet. They are bilabiate, grow in false whorls, and are clustered in a common raceme. There are 40 to 45 species in Eurasia and one species in North America. In the USSR there are approximately 40 species, primarily in Middle Asia, on dry montane slopes and in rocky areas. D. moldavica grows in the Southern European USSR and in the Caucasus. It is sometimes cultivated, since it is one of the best nectariferous plants used in the perfume and food industries. D. ruyschiana is widespread in dry forests, shrubs, and meadows and on the steppes and as a ruderal plant. Many species of dragonhead are cultivated as ornamentals.

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He has a Scottish accent, possibly from West Lothian, and a tattoo on his upper right arm with three dragonheads in a circular pattern.
On the way we visited the old stave church at Borgund; it was the most fantastic sight you could imagine, like the whim of some brilliant child, a cockchafer's shell carved by a simple giant with his sheath-knife, with simple crosses and arrogant dragonheads, all twists and twirls, louver on louver.
Peeping Tom bass-player John McIntosh, flautist Laurel McIntosh, keyboard player Mike Torbe, piano accordionist Lynn Cooke and drummer Dave Shuttleworth will be performing a lively mix of jigs, reels, hornpipes and waltzes while two armies - the Knights and the Dragonheads emerge to do battle.