National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Mulleins

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Today’s word: MULLEIN

Definition: Verbascum (/vɜrˈbæskəm/[2]), common name mullein (sg. /ˈmʌlɨn/[3]) (also known as velvet plant). Belongs to the figwort family Scrophulariaceae.

It’s frequently used in herbal medicine.

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Mullein

One
herb
plant
that
grows
for
two
years
Golden
flower
spikes
used
for
tea
It’s
velvet
leaves
soft
as
flannel
Mullein
nature’s mandala
An herbalists’ dream
for curing coughs, asthma, and bronchitis
A candlewick torch to ward off evil spirits.
Rejoice in this herbal delight if you find one growing.

© 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights reserved

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One Response to National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Mulleins

  1. Excellent job with this, Jone– love the shape! Your love of gardening is certainly glowing brightly in this NPM journey of yours.

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