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Photo: Hyssop officinalis, from Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé “Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz," 1885. From https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9426

Photo: Hyssop officinalis, from Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé “Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz," 1885. From https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9426

January 9, 2020

In her article “Of Birds, Bees and Berries” in the winter issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, Joyce White writes about hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis, a perennial, shrubby, aromatic plant with the square stems characteristic of the mint family. White says, “I had never seen so many bees at work in any one area” when she visited a friend’s garden that was populated with hyssop and other bee-friendly flowers. Read about plants and bees and about birds carrying ripe strawberries and blueberries to their young in White’s article.

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