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​Definition of an Herb

According to The Herb Society of America's New Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses by Deni Bown:
"The term "herb" also has more than one definition. Botanists describe an herb as a small, seed bearing plant with fleshy, rather than woody, parts (from which we get the term "herbaceous"). In this book, the term refers to a far wider range of plants. In addition to herbaceous perennials, herbs include trees, shrubs, annuals, vines, and more primitive plants, such as ferns, mosses, algae, lichens, and fungi. They [herbs] are valued for their flavor, fragrance, medicinal and healthful qualities, economic and industrial uses, pesticidal properties, and coloring materials (dyes)."

© Deni Bown, 2001.

Citation: Bown, Deni. The Herb Society of America New Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2001. p. 18
The Hill Country Unit has an established Herb garden at the Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens located on FM 2325 in Wimberley.  
 Please visit our garden and enjoy!

Sensory Garden - Smell
Sensory Garden - Touch
Look closely and you'll see five Red Admiral butterflies enjoying the rue in our Sensory garden.
A child feels the bunny tail grass in our Touch garden at the Butterfly Festival.