Wildflowers of August: Thoroughwort (I know it’s September but…)

Flower Thoroughwort

Thoroughwort blooms in southern Maryland in August and September in damp soil. It’s a member of the aster family and is also called white boneset, feverwort, agueweed and Indian sage. It is beloved by butterflies, wasps and bees which can cover the blossoms so completely that you can’t see the flowers. Has some medicinal uses but should be avoided because it can be toxic and is poisonous to humans and livestock.


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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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