Historical and contemporary aspects of my beautiful island home. The landscape, the flora and fauna and my family will be among the treasures found in in these pages.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Cracker berry is commonly found amongst green conifers at the edge of clearings and sun spoiled spaces. In summer this plant sports bright blood red berries that are bland to taste but nonetheless provide food for foraging wildlife. A tea made from its roots is a natural remedy for infant colic and its powdered leaves have been used to treat topical skin ailments.