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Le Felce, The Fern – The Plant of Accord and Discord

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In the Italian tradition, the fern, le felce, is called the “herb of accord and discord.”*  It is viewed as possessing the shape of a hand with fingers that can be separated or reconnected. Le felce or the fern, together … Continue reading

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Son Piccino e son Furbetto—They are Little and They are Cunning

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In the town of Stresa Italy,  I found an erboreum—an herb store with many wonderful surprises. Two of them were small bars of soap with packaging showing different elementals of the place: Le Fate (fairies) and Lo Gnomo (gnomes). The … Continue reading

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