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Figwort - Plant
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Figwort is a perennial herb of the Scrophulariaceae or the figwort family. It can grow up to 120 cm in height and has a horizontal rhizome with bulbous, tuber-shaped joints and side shoots.
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Description for Figwort

Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
Plant spread:

The genus Scrophularia of the family Scrophulariaceae comprises about 200 species of herbaceous flowering plants commonly known as figworts.

Common name(s): Scrophularia marilandica ,Knotted figwort, woodland figwort, rosenoble, throatwort, carpenters square, kernelwort, scrophula plant, escrophularia, knoldbrunro , Knotige Braunwurz , scrophulaire noueuse .
Flower colours: Blue and white
Bloom time: July to September
Max reacahble height: 3.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty to grow:: easy to grow

Planting and care

It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to September, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, wasps.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: medium
Temperature: 55-65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Figwort

    Grow in moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in part shade. Thrives in sandy loams.

Typical uses of Figwort

Special features: The leaves have toothed, triangular or lance-shaped blades up to 13 centimeters long which are borne on stalks measuring up to 10 centimeters in length.

Culinary use: na

Ornamental use: Dappled shade of woodland gardens.

Medicinal use: Knotted figwort is a plant that supports detoxification of the body and it may be used as a treatment for various kinds of skin disorders. The whole plant is alterative, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, mildly purgative and stimulant

References

  • http://www.desertusa.com/flowers/Desert-Figwort.html
  • http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Scrophularia+nodosa
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=287073&isprofile=0&

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