In 1997, a woman in Christchurch, New Zealand, was raped in an alleyway. She described the assailant to the police and a man was arrested, but he denied having committed the crime and there was no DNA evidence. The case looked hopeless until an unexpected witness emerged—a flowering wormwood shrub that had been damaged in the struggle. Native to the Mediterranean, it’s an uncommon plant in New Zealand; and when a forensic lab examined the suspect’s jeans, they found a This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Dr. Woo Meet the tattoo artist who's inked LA. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Walt Odets The author and clinical psychologist on why self-acceptance is the key to a gay man's well-being. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 47 A Picture of Health Xiaopeng Yuan photographs the world’s weirdest wellness cures. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Chani Nicholas and Sonya Passi Inside the astrology company on a mission to prove workplace well-being is more than a corporate tagline. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Julia Bainbridge On the life-enhancing potential of not drinking alcohol.