Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Marsh Woundwort
Stachys palustris
of the Mint family
a perennial
20 - 100 cm high
blooms July-September
likes damp ground
can be seen between the North and South Beach

The green parts of Woundworts have been used in poultices since ancient times to stem bleeding. The effectiveness of this treatment seems to be supported by modern science which has identified an antiseptic within the oil found in the plants juices. Parts of the plant can be eaten, the young shoots and the tubers.