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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Figwort


Supposedly a relatively common plant but it's not one I come across very often, rather unusual looking and that's why I believe it catches the eye. Maybe it's called figwort because the unopened flowers look like little figs???
Anyway uses aren't that many, most notably used traditionally to cure scrofula or "the Kings Evil", but has been used to help sore throats, however I do know it's got properties similar to foxglove and has an effect on the heart so maybe one best avoided as a medicine when out in the field.

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