2 thoughts on “Barrenwort

  1. I’ve never seen the flower, although I’ve come across “wort” as part of other plant names. It turns out the word is related to “root.” And “barrens” can refer to “Elevated lands, or plains upon which grow small trees, but never timber.” There’s a wonderful book about New Jersey titled “The Pine Barrens,” by John McAfee. Maybe this is a plant that grows in open land, out on the barrens!

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