Yesterday we spent time at Lake Louise, with a hike up to Lake Agnes Teahouse and it was wonderful. On the way up we passed Mirror Lake and plenty of milk vetch, a wildflower I find very interesting though don't see very often. It tends to grow in abundance around Douglas Fir and Ponderosa pine and has been known to be used as tea on occasion and the root as a licorice subsitute though it is considered poisonous, especially to cattle. Milk-vetch has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years to help strengthen the body against physical, mental and emotional stress.
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