Sunday, September 12, 2021

Lamb's Ears

 Who can resist touching such velvety leaves? Lamb's ears justify their name. Small children are delighted to touch and carefully pet the plant. At the end of summer, when other flowers have gone to seed, their silvery tones add a nice texture and color. A member of the mint family, lamb's ears have antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. In earlier times they were used as bandages. I wonder if a five-year-old would forego the usual Mickey Mouse Band Aid for the novelty of a lamb's ear leaf laid on a scrape or cut.