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Lady’s mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris L.

Lady’s mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris, is a plant that does not initially catch your eye because of its beauty. It has no conspicuous inflorescence or colour. Most of the plant stays…
lady's mantle - alchemilla vulgaris - leaves

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Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, is so versatile… you simply got to have this plant in your garden. If not because of its many applications, then at least because of all the…
lavendel - lavandula angustifolia - hele plant

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Lemon balm, Melissa officinalis L.

When I only think of lemon balm, Melissa officinalis, the sun starts to shine. Thing is, I like putting some lemon balm leaves into my drinking water when the weather…
lemon balm - melissa officinalis - tea

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Lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria

There are two plants in this online plant handbook with celandine as part of their common name in English, lesser celandine and greater celandine. Although their names would suggest otherwise,…
lesser celandine - ranunculus ficaria - flower

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Linden tree, Tilia cordata

There are numerous old linden trees along the street where I live at the time of writing this monograph. When they are flowering you almost get intoxicated by their wonderfully…
Linden tree - tilia cordata - tree

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Liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra

You often see me with a liquorice stick in my mouth. I just love the plant that produced it, Glycyrrhiza glabra. A word of warning, regular and extensive use of…
licorice - glycyrrhiza glabra - root pieces

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Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca

In this monograph we are going to look at a plant that is not native to the Netherlands, but has been happily living here since at least the 7th century.…
Motherwort - leonurus cardiaca - inflorescense

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Woodruff, Galium odoratum L.

A dear little plant with great deeds, that describes woodruff, Galium odoratum, to a tee. With its small flowers and light-green, hand-shaped leaves it is easy to miss this plant.…
woodruff - galium odorata - flowers and leaves

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