Fraxinus excelsior

Fraxinus excelsior

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Fraxinus excelsior L.
Engl.: ash, common ash, common European ash, European ash, weeping ash.
Deu.: Gewöhnliche Esche, Esche.
Sven.: ask, vanlig ask.
Suom.: lehtosaarni, saarni.
Ital.: frassino.

On ash wands

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I remember Christopher taking time out of a therapeutics class to teach how to make ash wands on the equinox. I scuttled out of the flat at midnight that night, made my offering to the tree outside the Glasgow Steiner School before cutting a branch, remembering to seal the cut end with wax to prevent the healing magic from escaping. Such a sense of joy and connection.

Yes he taught us to make them too. Cut your ash wand at the last full moon before the spring equinox.....

Having asked of course... and seal with beeswax.

Yes! Absolutely!

The last flower.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Mmmmm, juicy wintery pics.

Fraxinus - ash.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Drops its leaves and keeps its seed.

Fraxinus L. Saarni. Ask.

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Vanhoja tekstejä: Flora Fennica. Suomen Kasvio, 1866.