Per a request from one of my fellow homeschooling moms, here is what we discovered at the castle:
Rose of Sharon
My friend, Katherine, shared additional information about this flower with me on facebook:
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. -Song of Solomon
The fathers say it’s a symbol of the Theotokos.
Beauty berries – They can be used for wine and jelly. Birds will eat them but only when all other food sources are depleted.
Moon lily seed
We think it’s burdock
Fruit from the Japanese Dogwood tree
Fruit from the Buckeye Tree (poisonous – found that out after I took this photo)