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Withania somnifera, Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: India and China
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
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Withania somnifera is a special herb in Ayurvedic medicine. The species name somnifera means "sleep-inducing" in Latin. Withania somnifera is cultivated in many of the drier regions of India, such as Mandsaur District of Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. It is also found in Nepal, China and Yemen. The main chemical constituents are alkaloids and steroidal lactones. The long brown, tuberous roots are used in traditional medicine.





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Woodfordia uniflora, Woodfordia

Woodfordia uniflora

Woodfordia
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Woodfordia uniflora, Woodfordia
Woodfordia uniflora, Woodfordia


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Wrightia antidysenterica, Snowflake, Milky way, Winter Cherry Tree, Arctic Snow, Pudpitchaya, Sweet Indrajao, Hyamaraca

Wrightia antidysenterica

Snowflake, Milky way, Winter Cherry Tree, Arctic Snow, Pudpitchaya, Sweet Indrajao, Hyamaraca
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Sri Lanka
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A small compact and bushy shrub that blooms non stop year-round. The plant all covered with 1" white flowers that look like little stars from a distance. It is a perfect specimen for limited space garden or patio. Can be easily grown as a houseplant. Doesn't require additional pruning. It is a medicinal plant in India. The bark possesses anti-microbial and anti-infammatory properties and therefore the juice extracted from it is administered for mouth sores. The leaves are used in treating several skin disorders, psoriasis, nonspecific dermatitis etc. The bark is used as an adulterant for the well known drug, Holarrhena antidysenterica. Related species - Wrightia tinctoria.





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Wrightia dubia, Cameraria dubia, Wrightia cambodiensis, Starfish Flower, Red Wrightia

Wrightia dubia, Cameraria dubia, Wrightia cambodiensis

Starfish Flower, Red Wrightia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Thailand
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This rare species of wrightia is not fragrant, but flower is an amazing starfish! Flower is about 2" wide and looks waxy, almost artificial. The plants can be grown as a small tree or shrub. Cold sensitive.





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Wrightia religiosa Variegata, Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia

Wrightia religiosa Variegata

Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Thailand, Vietnam
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is one of the most beautiful, exciting and useful plants among fragrant tropicals. A very fragrant, enchanting shrub, flowers are fruity scented, pendant, are born along its twiggy branches. See W. religiosa.





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Wrightia religiosa Variegata

Variegated Sacred Buddhist - veriegated semi-dwarf variety of wrightia, it is one of the most beautiful, exciting and useful plants among fragrant tropicals. A very fragrant, enchanting shrub, flowers are fruity scented, pendant, are born along its twiggy branches. See picture of bonsai.May drop leaves in winter.

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