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Wigandia urens, Caracus Wigandia

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 Wigandia urens
Family: Boraginaceae   (Formerly:Hydrophyllaceae)
Subfamily: Hydrophylloideae
Caracus Wigandia
Origin: Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersIrritating

Wigandia urens is a deciduous shrub or small tree to 4m. It has large ovate leaves to 30cm long. The flowers are deep purple with a white throat and are produced in terminal sprays in spring. The whole plant is covered with rusty-brown, irritant hairs.


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Withania somnifera, Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng

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Family: Solanaceae
Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng
Origin: India and China
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Withania somnifera is a special herb in Ayurvedic medicine. The species name somnifera means "sleep-inducing" in Latin. Withania somnifera is cultivated in many of the drier regions of India, such as Mandsaur District of Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. It is also found in Nepal, China and Yemen. The main chemical constituents are alkaloids and steroidal lactones. The long brown, tuberous roots are used in traditional medicine.


 Withania somnifera, Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng

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Woodfordia uniflora, Woodfordia

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Family: Lythraceae
Woodfordia
Origin: Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRed/crimson/vinous flowers
 Woodfordia uniflora, Woodfordia

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Wrightia antidysenterica, Snowflake, Milky way, Winter Cherry Tree, Arctic Snow, Pudpitchaya, Sweet Indrajao, Hyamaraca

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Family: Apocynaceae
Snowflake, Milky way, Winter Cherry Tree, Arctic Snow, Pudpitchaya, Sweet Indrajao, Hyamaraca
Origin: Sri Lanka
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A small compact and bushy shrub that blooms non stop year-round. The plant all covered with 1" white flowers that look like little stars from a distance. It is a perfect specimen for limited space garden or patio. Can be easily grown as a houseplant. Doesn't require additional pruning. It is a medicinal plant in India. The bark possesses anti-microbial and anti-infammatory properties and therefore the juice extracted from it is administered for mouth sores. The leaves are used in treating several skin disorders, psoriasis, nonspecific dermatitis etc. The bark is used as an adulterant for the well known drug, Holarrhena antidysenterica. Related species - Wrightia tinctoria.


 Wrightia antidysenterica, Snowflake, Milky way, Winter Cherry Tree, Arctic Snow, Pudpitchaya, Sweet Indrajao, Hyamaraca

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Wrightia antidysenterica, Snowflake, Milky way, Winter Cherry Tree, Arctic Snow, Pudpitchaya, Sweet Indrajao, Hyamaraca

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Wrightia dubia, Cameraria dubia, Wrightia cambodiensis, Starfish Flower, Red Wrightia

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Family: Apocynaceae
Starfish Flower, Red Wrightia
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This rare species of wrightia is not fragrant, but flower is an amazing starfish! Flower is about 2" wide and looks waxy, almost artificial. The plants can be grown as a small tree or shrub. Cold sensitive.


 Wrightia dubia, Cameraria dubia, Wrightia cambodiensis, Starfish Flower, Red Wrightia

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