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Galium odoratum

Sweet woodruff is a dainty little plant that in the right place will form a spring blooming ground cover.  It will grow in full sun to full shade, though my own experience says it is happiest in partial shade.  It does like to be kept moist.  Growing up to 12″ high with whorls of bright green leaves and tiny white flowers.  The plant contains coumarins, which provide the “just mowed hay” scent.  It is a traditional ingredient in May wines or tonics in Europe and has also been used in perfumes.  As a medicinal is it primarily used now for the anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, sedative, diaphoretic and diuretic properties.  Care should be taken due to the coumarin content.  Zones 4-8.

This information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, treat or prescribe for any disease or medical condition.  Information on herbs and supplements has not been evaluated by the FDA.

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Gaura lindheimeri

I love this plant.  With all the little white flowers fluttering over the clump forming perennial it looks like a fairy convention is taking place.  Native to Texas and Louisiana, Gaura will grow in zones 5-9 in full sun in well drained soil.  It will tolerate some drought but mostly you want to keep it reasonably moist.  Bees and butterflies love it…must be all those fluttery fairy flowers.

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Gentiana lutea

Yellow gentian grows to 6′ in sun in well drained, fertile soil.  Blue-green ribbed basal leaves with yellow, star shaped flowers that bloom in summer.

Gentian has a long history of use as a bitter, and as such as been used traditionally for digestive complaints such as to improve appetite and support digestive production.  Use of the plant is contraindicated during pregnancy and for those with ulcers.

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Photo by Bernd Haynold, 2005, Wikipedia.

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Gentiana tibetica

A beautiful and rare plant.  The Tibetan gentian has the advantage of coping with lowland garden environments better than some of the other gentians.  It makes a striking statement in the garden with the long shiny leaves and creamy white rosette of flowers.  Gentians are one of the strongest of bitters in herbal medicine and have a long history of use as a digestive bitter.  Plant grows 18-24″ high in moist soil in zones 3-7.  Prefers sun to partial shade.  Bees and butterflies befriend it.

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Geranium maculatum

Zones 4-8.  Grows 6-24″ high.  Pink or purple flowers in later summer.  Shade, partial shade.  Will grow in full sun, but not its first choice.  Well drained soil.

This plant has traditionally been a medicinal source of astringent for the support of diarrhea, dysentery, and hemorrhoids.

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Photo by Eric in SF, 2010, Wikipedia. 

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Gillenia trifoliata

Commonly known as Bowman’s Root or Indian Physic, this plant is native to the NE part of the US and Canada.  It is a clump forming perennial that gets to be approximately 4 feet tall in zones 4-9.  Prefers full sun to partial shade.  White to pink flowers dance over the surface of the plant in the summer and the three part leaves turn a beautiful reddish color in the fall.  As the common name suggests this was a Native American medicinal herb.  Though it was used for some other ailments, its primary use was as a powerful emetic or cathartic.

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Grindelia integrifolia

This is the Puget Sound species of gumweed.  Used by the indigenous Native Americans primarily for respiratory ailments but adopted by early settlers and contemporary herbalists as well.  Grindelia is a resinous perennial plant that grows up to 3 feet in zones 3-7.  It likes well drained soil in full sun.

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Photo by Walter Seigmund (2008). Wikipedia.com.

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Hamamelis virginiana

Plant witch hazel in well-drained, sandy loam in the sun.  It will tolerate some shade.  One of the earliest and most interesting bloomers in the garden.

Traditionally used internally and externally as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent due to the flavonoids in the plant.

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Heuchera americana

Alum root is an evergreen perennial that grows to 18″ in zones 4-9.  It prefers moist soil in partial shade to sun.  Though full, hot sun can crisp the edges of the leaves a bit.  Delicate, tiny flowers rise above the plant on sturdy stems.  Sweet plant for a shady garden that will continue to provide interest through the fall and winter.  Very astringent plant and the tradition use reflects this.  It has been used for wounds, digestive upsets and ulcers.  Excessive use can lead to kidney and/or liver failure.

This information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, treat or prescribe for any disease or medical condition.  Information on herbs and supplements has not been evaluated by the FDA.

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Heuchera richardsonii

Coral bells.  These particular bells belong to a plant native to the Missouri area.  It is a clump forming Heuchera with attractive foliage and intricate green flowers (though you will probably have to break out the magnifying glass to get the full effect).  Grows in zones 3-9 and will get from 1-2 feet tall in full sun to partial shade.  Somewhat drought tolerant.  Heucheras are often used for their astringent properties in herbal medicine, though I have not found specific reference to this species.

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