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SCROPHULARIA MARILANDICA | Late Figwart

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Product Description

Scrophularia comes from the Latin word for "swelling of the neck glands", freferring to the genus' medicinal properties. Marilandica is from the Latin term for "of Maryland".

 
Sun Exposure               Savanna
Soil Moisture Mesic, Dry Mesic
Bloom Time

Summer, Fall                       July, August, September, October

Bloom Color Green
Max Height 6 feet
Wetland Code FACU-
Germ Code  C(60), D
Seeds Per Ounce   170,000

 

Curious shiny flowers, green outside and brown inside; blooms from July to October; stems turn purple in the fall. Prefers the edges of woodlands and thickets throughout the Tallgrass region. Can reach 8 feet tall.

Native Americans used a tea made from the roots of this plant to treat fevers and piles. It acts as a diuretic and a tonic. Early settlers claimed a couple of different folk remedies from S. marilandica - poulticed as a cancer treatment and as a tonic to treat restlessness, anxiety and sleeplessness in pregnant women.

Edible Uses: Unkown

Medicinal Uses: Alterative, appetizer, diaphoretic, vermifuge and vulnerary.

A tea made from the roots is diuretic, emmenagogue and tonic. It has been used in the treatment of irregular menses, fevers and piles.

Alterative, appetizer, diaphoretic, vermifuge and vulnerary.

A tea made from the roots is diuretic, emmenagogue and tonic. It has been used in the treatment of irregular menses, fevers and piles. A poultice made from the roots is a folk remedy for cancer.

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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