Easily spotted due to its hairy leaves and dense clusters of five-petaled purple flowers, vervain is an herb which has seen wide usage across Valindir for its many medical and domestic properties. In its simplest usage, it is planted around beehives to provide a source of nectar. It may also be steeped as a tea in order to induce abortion, or its delicate oils may be extracted to flavor some types of liqueurs and to provide a base for perfumes. Some say it is even an effective charm against some types of spells, such as simple hexes.

Because it is quick to grow and provides a pop of enduring color throughout the year, many gardens host vervain plants. Ones which have escaped domesticity and begun to flower in woods tend to lose their purple hue and turn blue, though no one is sure why.


Posted May 7, 2017 by Ashley Nicole Hunter

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