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Beatrix Potter's Herbs and Flowers

By Susan Wittig Albert
December/January 1996


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• The Life of Beatrix Potter 

The plants listed below are shown or mentioned in Beatrix Potter’s stories.

• Bleeding-heart—The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
• Calendula—Yours Affectionately, Peter Rabbit
• Candytuft—The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
• Chamomile—The Tale of Peter Rabbit
• Cowslip—The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse and The Tale of Mr. Tod
• Dandelion—The Tale of Mr. Tod
• Dock—The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
• Foxgloves—The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Yours Affectionately, Peter Rabbit
• Germander—The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
• Lavender (rabbit tobacco)—The Tale of
• Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Mr. Tod
• Marsh marigold—The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
• Mint—The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
• Mustard—Yours Affectionately, Peter Rabbit
• Nasturtium—The Tale of Peter Rabbit
• Oregano—The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
• Pansy—The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse
• Parsley—The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
• Pink—The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse
• Primrose—The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
• Rose—The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse,and Yours Affectionately, Peter Rabbit
• Rosemary—The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
• Sage—The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
• Sweet marjoram—The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
• Thistle (down)—The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
• Thyme—The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
• Violet—The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse
• Watercress—The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
• Water mint—The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
• Willow—The Tale of Mr. Tod
• Wood sorrel—The Tale of Mr. Tod
• Yarrow—Yours Affectionately, Peter Rabbit


Susan Wittig Albert of Bertram, Texas, is the author of the popular China Bayles herbal mystery series. The latest, just out from Berkley Publishing, is Rueful Death. She also writes Victorian mysteries with her husband under the pen name of Robin Paige.







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