Published on March 24, 2012 by Amy
This dense, rounded shrub features narrow, fragrant green leaves whorled on stems that create great cover for native birds. Sweet Gale thrives in wet soil conditions where few others can, while creating an attractive mass planting. Fall fruit is attractive to native birds.
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Moist areas from Maine through Pennsylvania, the upper midwest, Washington, Idaho and Oregon as well as Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina
Campers frequently hang bunches of Sweet Gale foliage in tents to repel insects. Its sweetly scented foliage has been or is currently used in perfumes, to flavor food and drinks, as a dye or to create sweetly scented candles.