Feb. 24, 2019

pussy willow, Salix discolor

Company coming. Hang the new curtains, Bob! Hop up on the stool. Scream loud enough to bring everyone running! There goes another kneeeeeee!!! What would an Indian have done? Take some aspirin? Pain killers derived from willow were in use long before we had plastic bottles. This effective treatment was worldwide. And they sure spruce up our spring season too. Pussy willow grows in damp spots in CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY(X), MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY, and all provinces. Ives Fen Preserve, Lenawee Co MI, 4/15/11.