It has a Root, thicker and shorter than that of Bugloss, something blackish without, and whitish within, perishing after Seed time, but rises again of its own Sowing, in the Spring of the Year. Herbs-Treat and Taste is about herbs and spices and their uses in medicine and cookery.We give recipes and information which enable people to have a healthier diet which can prevent certain illnesses and alleviate symptoms such as a cough, sore throat etc.There is information on different herbs,their history ,what other people think or thought about them and what we think. Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) is growing too. The second part of its scientific, latin, name (Pentaglottis sempervirens) means ‘always alive’ or evergreen, possibly because the leaves start to appear in late winter or early spring, adding a splash of green to the last grey tendrils of winter. The Description. This is the only member of the tribe native to the Atlantic region of south-west Europe. Pentaglottis sempervirens is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall. Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens) Green alkanet is a member of the borage family, and the flowers are actually blue rather than green. Green Alkanet is a wild flower which grows freely in my garden under the shade of a tree. -Henriette.) Pentaglottis sempervirens (L.) Tausch ex L. H. Bailey. (Anchusa sempervirens -> Pentaglottis sempervirens. : evergreen bugloss, green alkanet, evergreen alkanet. It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. Medicinal None known Other Uses None known Propagation Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[200. – Green alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens), – White dead-nettle (Lamium album, – Red dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), – Brunnera macrophylla, – Aubrieta deltoidea – and Vinca minor were all flowering. III. You can use it to decorate cocktails … Engl. Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens, is a native of South Western Europe and seems to have been introduced in to Britain before 1700, probably during the Middle Ages. Due to the rate of acculturation, which has increased since the 1980’s, popular human uses of medicinal plants are currently decreasing. Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens) The name Anchusa is derived from the Greek anchousa = paint, from the use of the root as a dye. I have been using a liquid feed made from green alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens), which works well on all my vegetables.But I have been told … Like Dyers Bugloss, Alkanna tinctoria, for which it is frequently mistaken, green alkanet … Deu. This represents the last remains of a culture that has been orally transmitted since ancient times. The leaves are not edible, but the flowers are perfect as a garnish. I love the name Alkanet it sounds like an Egyptian God! 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