Ogham Studies-Straif ( Blackthorn )

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James Parton
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Ogham Studies-Straif ( Blackthorn )

Post by James Parton » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:37 am

Straif

The sinister Blackthorn,
Of the dark Moonless Night,
A weird, eerie tree, sworn
To put evil to flight.

A tree of dense thickets,
a strong boundary wall,
And sharp thorn pickets,
That prevail against all.

She dances the Dark
and magic she’ll weave,
For she is the Monarch
Of Samhain Eve.

http://www.druidry.org/board/dhp/viewto ... 89&t=19056

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Does anyone here on ENTS know of any significant Blackthorn populations here in the US? Hey, Will, do you know of any here in the North Carolina Mountains?
James E Parton
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Steve Galehouse
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Re: Ogham Studies-Straif ( Blackthorn )

Post by Steve Galehouse » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:24 pm

James-

Blackthorn is the same as sloe(think "sloe-gin fizz"), Prunus spinosus, a Eurasian species---one of our native plum species would be the most similar.

Steve
every plant is native somewhere

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