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Self Heal! I own two well thumbed through books on wild flowers, one for the prairie and another for woodlands… those who follow my blog will probably note my fervent thoughts on prairie loss in the mid-west; nevertheless, when I discover, for myself the first time, a new wildflower in the woods, I am delighted as I was this past Saturday when I was wandering along a creek in Northeast Iowa and looked down to see a small gathering of Self Heals!Self Heals were imported from Europe where the plant is quite ubiquitous… here in the U.S., the plant thrives in damp locations at the edge of forests, along trails and near creeks where it does not have to compete with indigenous plant life… As the name suggests, the plant has been used for medicinal purposes since the middle ages… pain relief, stress relief, and internal healing of intestinal disorders were its prime end use… 
Today, my number of followers reached a milestone… thanks to all who peek in, make comments and leave record… this wildflower is for you!
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Self Heal! I own two well thumbed through books on wild flowers, one for the prairie and another for woodlands… those who follow my blog will probably note my fervent thoughts on prairie loss in the mid-west; nevertheless, when I discover, for myself the first time, a new wildflower in the woods, I am delighted as I was this past Saturday when I was wandering along a creek in Northeast Iowa and looked down to see a small gathering of Self Heals!

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Heals were imported from Europe where the plant is quite ubiquitous… here in the U.S., the plant thrives in damp locations at the edge of forests, along trails and near creeks where it does not have to compete with indigenous plant life… As the name suggests, the plant has been used for medicinal purposes since the middle ages… pain relief, stress relief, and internal healing of intestinal disorders were its prime end use… 

Today, my number of followers reached a milestone… thanks to all who peek in, make comments and leave record… this wildflower is for you!

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  1. whereness said: I am so happy you share your work on tumblr! I love what you do and how you see the world :) xo kz
  2. mariasciandra said: Beautiful shot.
  3. josepha-amarantine said: You rock Mitch :-))
  4. mojo5050 said: beautiful Mitch :)
  5. enzolopardopictures said: Wow - such a beautiful picture … what a coincidence – some weeks ago I posted the same flower under ‘Flowers #016’ - Cheers!
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