For instance, dock and beggarticks often indicate wet soil, while thistles and mullein indicate a dry soil.
The yellow flower spikes of a dwarf mullein or verbascum and the delicate white and pink trumpets of a creeping convolvulus defied my attempts at precise identification but were delightful nevertheless.
Besides picking the more familiar lemon balm, coltsfoot and mullein , I found myself picking honeysuckle flowers for their antibacterial and antiviral properties.
To treat a cough, make a calming tea from equal parts of licorice root, anise seed, mullein leaves and wild cherry bark.
To make the oil, cover a handful of dried mullein flowers with a carrier oil such as olive or almond oil.
We've got hawthorn, gingko, elder, mullein , lavender, sage, thyme, echinacea, borage, yarrow and plenty of pine trees.
Tall grasses and weeds - especially pokeweed, mullein and Queen Anne's lace that will produce fruits and copious seed heads - grow profusely.
Pastures seem to be in pretty good shape with fair grass growth; however, I have never seen so much common mullein .
I'm a great fan of verbascum or mulleins , to give them their common name, not least because they self-seed prolifically, leaving little room for weeds to flourish and filling the borders florifically.
Ilexes and oleanders line the roadside; tall yellow mulleins and apricot hollyhocks spring up in the screes above.