Friday, July 11, 2008

Herbaceously Yours

Copyright © 2003, James T. Ehler (published with permission.)


2. Aromatic daisy-like flower used to make hot beverages and shampoos.
5. Agrimony genus plant used in the French liqueur Arquebuse.
7. Liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies and cakes.
8. Salvia species.
10. Small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves.
11. Aromatic bitter herb used in candy and cough lozenges.
15. Licorice.
17. Dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds.
18. A plant of the genus Actaea having conspicuous, acrid, poisonous berries.
19. Aromatic fresh or dried gray-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats, fowl and game.
20. Eurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit flammable vapor in hot weather.
21. Poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers
22. Yarrow, field hop, old man's pepper, soldier's woundwort, thousand-seal.


1. Narrow-leaved green herbage used by grazing animals.
2. Good in sauerkraut, bread and soft cheese spreads.
3. Spanish missionaries marked the Mission Trail in California with these pungent seeds.
4. 250,000 'threads' to the pound.
6. Reddish fleshy growth that covers another round spice.
9. Deadly poison used in arrows.
10. Lemon, Bee or Gilead?
12. Named after its edicinal use for disorders of the eye.
13. Hallucinogenic in excess; prison inmates' special?
14. Candy and 'dough' manufacturing both alike?
16. Pot marjoram.

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