Sunday, December 14, 2008

Flowers

During a walk from downtown Vancouver to Point Grey Beach, via Kitsilano, Jericho, Locarno and Spanish Banks Beaches in early August, I saw these bright flowers along the trail but have no idea what kind they are, though they remind me of some I used to grow in my garden back east. However, the flowers are a bit different and of course, these plants are shorter where as mine were over six foot (ones known for the tubers: Jerusalem Artichokes). They're lovely but anyone have any idea what variety these might be?

2 comments:

bribri said...

I'm slowly working on my horticulture certificate at U. of Guelph. Certainly not an expert, but my guess would be Arnica montana (Yellow Daisy). It probably feels like home for you because A. montana can be found endemic to Europe, except for the British Isles and the Italian and Balkan pennisulas. Interestingly, Arnica roots have the same properties as NSAIDs (like Ibuprofen or ASA) when applied topically.

Volker said...

My stuff will be out of storage on Saturday, so I'll have access to a book I have on medicinal use of herbs (1000 pages in German), actually one of several books I have on the subject. I'll have to check my notes then! V.