Just when we thought everything had finished blooming or had been drowned out by the never ending rain, my parents’ chaste tree began to bloom.  Native to southern Europe, Asia and Africa, the chaste tree has showy blue flower spikes that attract butterflies to the garden. Legend has it that  medieval monks found that chewing its leaves helped them maintain their vows of celibacy.  Ironically, the leaves and berries also have been used for over 2500 years to treat gynecological symptoms.

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