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Figwort

Scrophularia marilandica L.

Figwort
Figure 49.—Figwort (Scrophularia marilandica)
Synonym.Scrophularia nodosa var. marilandica A. Gray.

Other common names.—Maryland figwort, heal-all, pilewort, carpenter square.

Habitat and range.—This plant, often galled Maryland figwort, is found in woodlands from Maine to Kansas and south to Georgia and Tennessee.

Description.—The figwort is 3 to l0 feet high with 4-angled stems widely branched above and slender-stemmed, somewhat egg-shaped or lance-shaped sharply toothed leaves 3 to 9 inches long. The numerous small, greenish-purple flowers are produced from July to September in rather open panicles.

Part used.—The herb.


Sievers, A.F. 1930. The Herb Hunters Guide. Misc. Publ. No. 77. USDA, Washington DC.
Last update March 19, 1998 by aw