Culvers Root, Veronicastrum virginicum – no online sales!

veronicastrum virginicum

What a herbal beauty is this! Culvers root is a herbaceous North American herb for a sunny spot. White flowers in late summer or early autumn. Stateful plant  20-180 cm high and 75-90 cm wide.It is very frost tolerant.

Historical medical uses include: The aged root is gently laxative and tonifying to the liver. This is one of the preferred herbal medicines of the Eclectic tradition, and before that, was commonly used by the Native Americans.  Only use the dried root!

Family:  Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)

Synonym: Leptandra virginica

The plant shown on the image is one of the many plants ready for sale. Every plant is a bit different!

Family: Caryophyllaceae

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Frost Hardiness: Hardy in Katoomba

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Country of Origin: Eastern Cape of South Africa

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Common names: African Dream Root, Undlela Ziimhlophe (White Ways/Paths), Ubulawu

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