{floral friday #73}

September 28, 2012


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}

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  1. beautiful images my friend . xo
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  2. 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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  3. So pretty! Its like a mini version of lilac :)

    Amy*
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  4. So petite and lovely!
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  5. 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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  6. Beautiful shots!

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  7. 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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  8. Very pretty!
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  9. 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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  10. Professional good shots!
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  11. 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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