Scientific Name: Veronicastrum virginicum
Common Name: Culver's Root
Other Common Names:
Black Root, Blackroot, Culver,
Culver'S Physic, Culver'S Root, Culver's Physic, Culver's Root, Culver's-Root,
Culver's-root, Culveris Root, Culvers Root, Culverwortel, Culverwurzel,
Leptandra-Wurzel, Physic Root
Plant Type: Perennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 3-8
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 100
Notes: A valuable medicinal herb in which aged roots are a gentle laxative and liver tonic.
But, be careful, fresh plant is toxic.
VERONICASTRUM VIRGINICUM This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.