Yarrow – Achillea millefolium

In Chippewa, a’djidamo’wano meaning ajidamoo (squirrel) and in a localized dialect wano (tail); also, ajidamoo refers to the red squirrel specifically, as per Ojibwe People’s Dictionary Yarrow is another European import. It’s most descriptive folk name is woundwort. It’s not the only “woundwort”, so cheers for Latin names. On the same note, it’s been called […]

Common burdock – Arctium minus

In Chippewa, Wiisagibag meaning bitter leaf, also Wiisagijiibik meaning bitter taproot and Gi’ masan meaning big stickers. Burdock’s folk names are predominately along the lines of burr-this or that-burr, like burrseed for instance. Which is questionable – it’s the part of the plant used the least. And if you’ve been playing along, you know I […]