Smallanthus uvedalius

Bear's Foot, Hairy Leafcup

In Stock: 0.247 lb (Total:0.247lb)
  • Smallanthus uvedalius

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Looking for a unique and versatile plant to add to your garden? Look no further than Smallanthus uvedalius, also known as Bear's Foot or Hairy Leafcup. This plant is an excellent choice as a background plant in perennial gardens, thriving along woods edges. Its most striking feature is its large leaves, which can reach up to a foot long. But it's not just a pretty face - during the summer, it attracts a variety of pollinators with its long flowering period.

But that's not all - this plant has a rich history of medicinal use by North American Indians. Bearsfoot root has been used as a stimulant and laxative remedy, as well as to treat non-malignant swollen glands and mastitis. It is also said to have a beneficial effect on the liver, stomach, and spleen, and can be taken to relieve indigestion and counteract liver malfunction. When applied externally, it is known to stimulate hair growth and is a common ingredient in hair lotions and ointments. The bruised root can also be used as a dressing and salve on burns, inflammations, and cuts.

So not only is Smallanthus uvedalius a beautiful addition to your garden, it also has a rich history of medicinal use. Get yours today and enjoy its many benefits! For more information, visit usda.gov.

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