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Lady’s mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris L.

Lady's mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris is a plant that initially does not catch your eye because of its beauty. It has no conspicuous inflorescence or colour. And then you look really…
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Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia

Today's plant is a big one! Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, is so versatile, you simply have to get this plant into your garden. If not because of its many uses—healing power,…
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Lemon balm, Melissa officinalis L.

When I think of lemon balm, the sun immediately starts to shine. Thing is, I like to put some leaves of this plant in water when the weather is nice,…
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Lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria

There are two plants in this online plant handbook with celandine as their common name in English, lesser celandine and greater celandine. Although their names would suggest otherwise, these two…
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Linden tree, Tilia cordata

There are many old linden trees along the street where I currently live. When they're flowering you almost get intoxicated by the deliciously sweet scent. And when you have a…
Linden tree - tilia cordata - tree

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Liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra

You often see me with a liquorice stick in my mouth. And I just love the plant that produced it: licorice, or Glycyrrhiza glabra. Just a word of warning, regular…
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Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca

In this monograph we're discussing a plant that, although not native to the Netherlands, has been living here quite happily since at least the 7th century. I'm talking about motherwort,…
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Woodruff, Galium odoratum L.

A dear little plant with great deeds, that is sweet woodruff, Galium odoratum. With her small flowers and light green, hand shaped leaves, you could easily overlook her. But when…
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