USE­FUL PLANTS

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A herb is any plant, or part of a plant, which can be used for food, flavour­ing, medicine or fra­grance. The use­ful­ness of these plants means they have been traded and dis­trib­uted around Europe for many cen­turies. The trade in herbs and spices across Europe and into Bri­tain dates back to Ro­man times. Many plants that are a fa­mil­iar part of the Bri­tish land­scape, such as fen­nel and wild thyme, and even weeds, such as dan­de­lion and ground elder, were in fact in­tro­duced as herbs by the Ro­mans.

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