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Leaves opposite, connected around a round, hairy stem. White, purple, greenish flowers, bright red fruit, sometimes orange, yellow or white. Dried, roasted berries used as coffee substitute. Leaves and especially root tea used to stabilize menstrual issues, urinary issues, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, headache, colic, diuretic.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Late Summer- Spring species Summer species Fall species Arisaema dracontium Circaea lutetiana Agastache nepetoides Dodecatheon meadia Cryptotaenia canadensis Ageratina altissima Osmorhiza longistylis Galium concinnum Amphicarpaea bracteata Potentilla simplex Orbexilum onobrychis Hackelia virginiana Sanicula odorata Phytolacca americana Lactuca biennis Triosteum aurantiacum Smilax lasioneura Phryma leptostachya T.
Gray, Lobelia cardinalis L., Huperzia lucidula (Michx.) Trevis., Triosteum aurantiacum Bickn., Triphora trianthophora (Sw.) Rydb., Ulmus thomasii Sarg.; the wetland and aquatic species Cephalanthus occidentalis L., Lycopus virginicus L., Nuphar advena (Aiton) W.T.
Species found only at Botany Glen and not at other documented studies from the region include Ophioglossum vulgatum, Heracleum lanatum, Triosteum perfoliatum, Trillium grandiflorum, Stylophorum diphyllum, Chelone oblique, and Viola palmata