{floral friday}

{floral friday #73}

Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!

Even though we have season passes to the botanical garden, the hubby and I didn’t go all summer long. So, finally, on Tuesday we went back for an afternoon date and for a chance for me to take some pictures for my {floral fridays}.

Today’s flower is the Verbena (which actually grew in front of the botanical garden, hehe).

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A few facts about Verbenas:

  • Verbena is also known as Vervain.
  • Verbena is used in herbalism and folk medicine, usually as an herbal tea.
  • The essential oil of various species is traded as Spanish Verbena Oil. {source}
  • Verbena is used for sore throats and respiratory tract diseases such as asthma, and for heart conditions such as chest pain (angina) and fluid retention due to heart failure.
  • Verbena is also used for depression, hysteria,arthritis, gout, metabolic disorders, anemia and fever.
  • Women use verbena for treating symptoms of menopause, irregular menstruation, and increasing milk flow, if breast-feeding. {source}

I’m partying here! ♥

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18 Kommentare

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    Katherines Corner
    Freitag, der 28. September 2012 at 22:27

    beautiful images my friend . xo

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    Laura / The Shed blog by Pet Scribbles
    Samstag, der 29. September 2012 at 18:08

    Verbena is one of my favorite plants, and I grow it all over our backyard gardens! Thanks for sharing the facts about it!

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    Amy*
    Sonntag, der 30. September 2012 at 15:25

    So pretty! Its like a mini version of lilac :)

    Amy*

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    Dori
    Montag, der 1. Oktober 2012 at 00:06

    So petite and lovely!

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    Mittwoch, der 3. Oktober 2012 at 19:56

    Lovely! I grew a different variety of Verbena this year…not too successfully. Maybe it didn’t like the heat we had here. What a fun idea to have a floral Friday! Love it!!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Donnerstag, der 4. Oktober 2012 at 20:29

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Diane! :) So sorry your Verbena didn’t like the heat..
      I hope you’re having a great week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    kate
    Freitag, der 5. Oktober 2012 at 01:17

    Beautiful shots!

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    Jessi @ Practically Functional
    Freitag, der 5. Oktober 2012 at 03:11

    Wow, gorgeous photos! I’ve been watching The Vampire Diaries recently, so it’s fun to know what Vervain looks like. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    Gunilla
    Sonntag, der 7. Oktober 2012 at 18:33

    Very pretty!

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    Katherines Corner
    Montag, der 8. Oktober 2012 at 01:14

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to stop by and say thank you. xo

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    Cindy
    Donnerstag, der 11. Oktober 2012 at 15:24

    Professional good shots!

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    Elise
    Samstag, der 20. Oktober 2012 at 01:02

    So pretty! Saw you linked up on some blog hops…Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list! http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

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