Herb Bennet is one of those tough little perennials that grew up on the roadsides way back when.
It never seems to grow any larger than 30cm high and about the same diameter.
Shy little yellow flowers eventually give way to burr like seeds that will adhere to anything in proximity.
Herb Bennet self seeds well and spreads via root runners but at a reasonable pace.
The leaves and the root are mildly antiseptic and astringent and make an excellent tea for sore throat and mild fever.
We are not fond of bitter tastes so this tea suits us well.
As a mouthwash for gum disease or irritation Herb Bennet is convenient and pleasant.
10 fresh seeds
Degree of difficulty in germination…..3/10 (1 is easy – 10 very difficult)