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Figwort - Plant

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Scrophularia marilandica,Knotted figwort, woodland figwort
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The genus Scrophularia of the family Scrophulariaceae comprises about 200 species of herbaceous flowering plants commonly known as figworts.

Common name: Scrophularia marilandica
Color: Blue and white
Bloom time: July to September
Height: 5.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & 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

Temprature: 55-65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer

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


Special Feature:
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.
Use
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

Ornamental use:
  • Dappled shade of woodland gardens.


Note:
Scrophularia desertorum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Reference:
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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