THE PENN STATE MEDIEVAL GARDEN

Search Plant Information

Plants are listed alphabetically by their common names.

A

Agrimony   |   Alkanet   |   Angelica   |   Anise   |   Asparagus

B

Beet   |   Betony   |   Black Cumin   |   Blessed Thistle   |   Borage   |   Burning Bush

C

Celandine  |   Chamomile  |   Chaste Tree  |   Chive  |   Comfrey  |   Common Plaintain
Cornflower   |   Corn Poppy  |   Cowslip

D

Dandelion  |   Deadly Nightshade   |   Dill

F

Fennel  |   Feverfew  |   Figwort  |   Foxglove

G

Garden Thyme  |   Garlic   |   Good King Henry   |   Gourd   |   Grape

H

Heartease  |   Henbane  |   Hollyhock   |   Hops   |   Horse Radish   |   Horehound   |   Hounds Tongue

I, J, K

Ivy

L, M, N, O

Lady's Bedstraw   |   Lady's Mantle   |   Lavender   |   Lavender Cotton   |   Leek
Lemon Balm   |   Licorice   |   Lovage   |   Lungwort   |   Madder   |   Marigold
Marshmallow   |   Meadow Clary   |   Meadowsweet   |   Milk Thistle   |   Motherwort
Mullein   |   Nigella   |   Onion   |   Orris Root   |  

P, Q, R

Poison Hemlock   |   Purslane   |   Ribwort   |   Rocket   |   Rose   |   Rosemary   |   Rue

S

Sage   |   Salad Burnet   |   Shepherds Purse   |   Smallage   |   Soapwort   |   Southernwood
St. Johns Wort   |   Speedwell   |   Sweet Woodruff

T, U, V, W

Tansy   |   Valerian   |   Weld   |   Woad   |   Wormwood

X, Y, Z






Harvesting grain during Medieval times
Harvesting grain. The blue and red dots within the field represent Corn Flower (Centaurea cyanus) and Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas). "Corn" was a common name for plants used for cereal grains.




Tilling and sowing during Medieval times
Tilling and sowing. Note the scarecrow in the background. This image supposedly shows the original royal palace in Paris before the Louvre was constructed. One of the ancient tower bases can still be seen in the lower level of the Louvre.