[LMB] Plant names (was Re: a new subject tag for "Lois, don't read this"??)

Mark A Mandel mam at theworld.com
Sun, 23 Dec 2001 15:26:17 -0500


On Sun, 23 Dec 2001, D Echelbarger wrote:

#Mark said:
#> Well, I thought of these:
#>  - numbwort
#
#Is numbwort one of those rare Barrayaran plants that actually has a
#positive use?  IOW, is a numbwort poultice an "old mountain granny"
#treatment for pain?

I hadn't thought of that, but it could be.

#>  - tan-my-hide
#
#Another one with a potentially positive use, no?  :)
#
#Or are you thinking "tan" as a synonym for "whup"? <G>

Mostly the latter. Let's suppose that it grows as a thicket of stiff
canes that, as you force your way through it, spring back and hit you
hard on the back of the head, the back, the backside, and the back of
the legs.

#>  - toothbush. Note that there's no "r" in the name; it's extremely
#> thorny.
#
#Make good fence/hedge material then, wouldn't they?

Indeed, but tricky to trim. And you might not want, or might not be
able, to grow them on the edges of your Terran-bio fields and
pastures.

-- Mark M.