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Bauhinia forficata, Bauhinia candicans , Pata de Vaca

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 Bauhinia forficata, Bauhinia candicans
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Pata de Vaca
Origin: South America
small tree 10-20 ftfull sunregular waterwhite/off-white flowersethnomedicalattracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Bauhinia forficata produces large, drooping white flowers and a brown seed pod resembling that of Mimosa.

The indigenous uses of Bauhinia forficata are not well documented, but it has long held a place in Brazilian herbal medicine to help balance blood sugar levels and to alleviate other symptoms of diabetes.


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 Bauhinia forficata, Bauhinia candicans , Pata de Vaca

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Bauhinia forficata, Bauhinia candicans , Pata de Vaca

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