Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Colour from the Season - Dogs Mercury Green

The 'annua' species of this plant was used in the past as a purgative, diuretic and anti syphilitic. Although named after the messenger of the gods, this species (which is around everywhere at the moment), doesn't have quite so much going for it. It's a fresh green colour and a bit poisonous...

(thanks for this Bec!)
...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.