Peter Barns

Author – poet – versifier, welcomes you to his site

Peter Barns - Author – poet – versifier, welcomes you to his site


image of wormwoodThey had been collecting 
herbs for most of the moon: Hemlock, Wormwood, Hyssop, and the many other plants Soffen needed to restock her dwindling herbaria. Raffen brought the Baneberry across, studying Soffen, noting how the growing light reflected from the guard hairs in her tail. Soffen’s coat and eyes were much lighter than other badgers, which was rare, evoking memories of cubhood tales.

Boddaert’s Magic – Fire Rock

The plant has fibrous roots. The stems are straight and tall, with grooved branchs, and silvery-green colour. The leaves are spirally arranged, greenish-grey above and white below, covered with silky silvery-white trichomes. The flowers are pale yellow, tubular, and clustered in spherical bent-down heads, which are in turn clustered in leafy and branched panicles.

The seeds of Wormwood is used to treat worms, while the leaves and flowers are used as a febrefuge, tonic and antiseptic.

Find out more about Soffen’s herbs – Hyssop

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