Monday, May 5, 2008

Anise Hyssop

First blooms. This perennial herb is a great addition to the butterfly garden (it provides nectar) and attracts other beneficial pollinators as well (our bees love this plant).

During the 'colder months' (I lived in countries where winter is the real deal...I find it laughable that we call our winter "cold") this plant will look almost dead, but be patient, it will come right back up to its spring/summery splendor.

The leaves are great in hot and cold tea, also a nice change for a classic Mojito if you substitute its leaves for the classic mint.
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