Posted: 01/12/2015 at 17:35
Sorry Fairygirl, but Purple Loosestrife was one of the most important flowers of my childhood. It grew along the banks of the small rivers we used to play in and beside, and we pushed our way through stands of it with its the unique scent. It instantly reminds me of those places and all the other plants that grew there, the willows we used to pollard which the ducks nested in. Every year we looked forward to seeing the ducklings having to flutter 15 feet into the stream from the nest. Purple Loosestrife - top plant!