bog myrtle


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bog myrtle

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(Plants) another name for sweet gale
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Noun1.bog myrtle - perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leavesbog myrtle - perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface
genus Menyanthes, Menyanthes - the type genus of the Menyanthaceae; one species: bogbeans
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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The margins of the loch in summer would have offered us meadowsweet, sorel, bog myrtle, wild thyme or gorse.
As well as containing all the botanicals used in their famous Rock Rose recipe, the gin contains three additional herbs - sweet cicely, which grows beside hedgerows around the castle, applemint from local forest areas and bog myrtle, which is sourced from around the walls of the castle itself.
So, whether your favourite snifter of the stuff contains cardamom and nutmeg or rowan berries, heather, bog myrtle and apple, remember William's reign led to almost 60 years of unprecedented societal degradation.
Bog Myrtle Horticultural expert Nicky Roeber of Wyevale Garden Centres says: "Usually found in the Highlands, bog myrtle is suited to our wet and windy conditions.
There is bog myrtle, that finely perfumed sign of intractable ground, and there is tussock grass - lots of it - but there is no track.
"The main food plant for the caterpillars on Cors Fochno is bog myrtle, of which there is an abundant supply.
These botanicals, endemic to the Scottish island, are apple mint, sweet chamomile, creeping thistle, downy birch, elder, gorse, hawthorn, heather, juniper, lady's bedstraw, lemon balm, meadowsweet, mugwort, red clover, spearmint, sweet cicely, bog myrtle (sweet gale), tansy, water mint, white clover, wild thyme, and wood sage.
The first thing I noticed, as I waited inside the shop to step behind the window, was a wonderful aroma which turned out to a basket of bog myrtle which Hepple Gin's Walter Riddell had brought along that morning from the wilds of north Northumberland where his unique-tasting spirit is produced.
"We only produce Wirral Gin on this still because the key botanical, Bog Myrtle, has such a strong fragrance that we can't produce any other spirits on the still without them taking on the Wirral Gin flavours.
Caorunn gin is made at Balmenach whisky distillery on Speyside using a unique 1920s copper berry chamber and infused with coul blush apple and bog myrtle. It should be garnished with slices of red apple.
| THE Yorkshire moors provide the bilberries, sweet hawthorne berries and spicy bog myrtle for Whittaker's Gin (PS31.95, 42% abv, 70cl, www.31dover.com).
NORTHERN ACCENT Most famous for its bitter, the Yorkshire moors provide the bilberries, sweet hawthorne berries and spicy bog myrtle for Whittaker's Gin (PS31.95, 42% abv, 70cl, www.31dover.com).