fringe tree

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fringe tree

fringe tree

Oval opposite leaves with white “fringy” flowers in drooping clusters that look like shredded paper, and bluish black olive-like fruit with one stone. Fruit is edible but not good tasting. Bark tea has been used historically internally and externally to treat wounds, sores, infections, inflammations of the eye, mouth, gums, liver, gallbladder. Dried root bark used for liver, gallbladder pain, gallstones, jaundice, chronic weakness, headache, gallstones, rheumatism, pancreas, spleen, reduce sugar levels, stimulate appetite and digestion. A favorite plant for liver health.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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I walked home through the park under trees shedding leaves like gold coins and passed by hedges lit up with rose-hips and fluffy with old man's beard.
Also look out for the "old man's beard" hanging in the ancient woodland, squirrels and wood pigeons.
The white in the old man's beard looks like lint and he is
glowed chartreuse with dripping moss and old man's beard, a climbing shrub.
Holly and Ivy are traditional, but hedgerow plants such as Old Man's Beard and Teasel also add to the festive display.
'TRAVELLERS' joy' is a common hedgerow plant, a naturally occurring species of clematis which enlivens the hedgerows in summer and becomes 'old man's beard' later on in the season.
The hairy-looking lichen (2) is old man's beard. Long ago, it was used to treat baldness.
Fatsia flower heads could make pretty silvery baubles and you could gather fluffy material such as miscanthus flowers, old man's beard (clematis) or the lovely tassels of Garrya elliptica.
To which flower family does traveller's joy or old man's beard belong?
I have used lavender, hydrangea heads, teasel heads, verbena bonariensis flower heads, hypericum seed heads, old man's beard as well as juniper, holly and ivy of course.
Bagpuss BBC, February-May 1974 Bet you didn't know this, but only 13 episodes of Bagpuss were made, including one all about a chocolate biscuit mill, a frog princess, an old man's beard and ballet shoes.