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Mugwort

Artemisia vulgaris Other names for Mugwort Cronewort, Common wormwood, wild wormwood, Felon herb, St. John's Plant, Chrysanthemum weed, sailor's tobacco, moxa, Artemis Herb, Naughty Man, Old man, Old Uncle Henry, Muggins Mugwort is occasionally confused with Wormwood Artemisia absinthium. Tell the difference by examining the leaves. Mugwort leaves are green above and ...
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Anise

Scientific Name Pimpinellaa anisum Other Names Aniseseed, Sweet Cumin, Anisi Fructose General Information Anise is a graceful, feathery annual resembling members of the carrot family with branching ridged, round stems and small, star like white flowers which appear in clusters in the late summer. The leaves are broad, toothed, and ...
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Pearl

Pearls are very interesting gemstones. Unlike most, they are not formed within the Earth, but are instead formed as a sort of immunological reaction within the soft tissue of the body of a mollusk. Pearls are formed when a mollusk suffers irritation from a small object or parasite within the ...
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Ostara

The Goddess Ostara is a Germanic Goddess of springtime and the dawn. Her name is believed to be related to the word East, from which the light of dawn emerges. Rabbits and eggs are symbols of Ostara. In Wiccan tradition, Ostara is viewed as representative of the Maiden archetype. See Also ...
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May Pole

A maypole is a tall pole with ribbons attached to the top around which people dance to celebrate springtime celebrations, particularly May Eve or Beltane but also occasionally Midsummer. The tradition has its roots in Germanic tradition and continues on the British Isles today. The Pole The pole is traditionally made of maple, hawthorn or birch. Ribbons may be ...
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May Day

May Day is a secular public holiday celebrated in Europe on the first of May that has roots in ancient Pagan holidays including Beltane and Floralia. Celebrations often include maypole dancing, bonfires, parades and the crowning of the May Queen ...
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