Medicinal Plants Found in May
Like April, May is one of the best times of year for gathering medicinal plants, a lot of wild plants are in full growth and there is an abundance of fresh, green, leaves and stems. May is when many of the medicinal blossoms are coming into flower too, like elderflower, and hawthorn. It is a good time to gather all kinds of flowers, like dandelion, hedge mustard, lavender, red and white deadnettle, ladys mantel flowers. Andmany others that I have not covered in this guide yet, like borage for example.
Slideshow of Medicinal Plants Found During May
A walk into meadows, borders of woodland, or even a back garden, should be sufficient to find most of the medicinal plants in this months slideshow. These are some of the most recognisable wild plants, that can be found all over the world, may are considered weeds. For plants like blackberry, black current, plantain, stinging nettle, and mallow, it is the last chance to get the new shoots and leaves, when they are at their best, before the plants begin to produce flowers.