Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

Ruscus Aculeatus

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

It is better known as butcher’s broom. Other synonyms include kneeholy, kneeholm, Jew’s myrtle, sweet broom, pettigree.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Pilgrim. Term used to name those participating to the First Crusade. The term Crucesignatus (crusader) will come later.

Capsella Bursa-Pastoris

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Capsella is an annual and very common plant known also as Shepherd’s purse or bourse-à-pasteur. For more about its usages look in English, also here and in French.