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n ord-labiate -stachydea-scutellaria-didyamia gymnospermia-scutel

Posted by oakleif z6 AR (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 29, 08 at 18:00



comman names-scutellaire,helmkrout,blue pimpernel,mad dog weed,hoodwort,mad weed,mad dog skull.Virginian skullcap

caution- can cause - mental confusion and stupor,headache and virtago,photaphobia with dilated pupils,scanty urine with difficult micturation,general languor and trmulousness.
Found in AMERICAN MEDICINAL PLANTS by Charles E Millspaugh.

I would'nt touch it with a 10 ft. pole. But i have used scullcap before.

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RE: n ord-labiate -stachydea-scutellaria-didyamia gymnospermia-sc

So you are talking about Scutellaria lateriflora which is a member of the Lamiaceae family (Mint family, formerly known as Labiatae)

Now why is it that you will not touch it with a 10 foot pole if you have already used it? Or is the skullcap you used before a different skullcap?

RE: n ord-labiate -stachydea-scutellaria-didyamia gymnospermia-sc

What do these here Latin names mean?? We're not all Mensa scholars y'know.

RE: n ord-labiate -stachydea-scutellaria-didyamia gymnospermia-sc

Labiatae = former name of the mint family
Stachys = genus of hedge nettles
Scutellaria = genus of skullcaps
Monarda didyma = Oswego Tea
Mint Family has 31 genera represented in my state. Very popular with hummingbird & butterfly gardening. Do they have any herbal application....I don't know, but I have several of the native ones ie skullcaps and bee balms and they are great plants.

RE: n ord-labiate -stachydea-scutellaria-didyamia gymnospermia-sc

Thanks Sam,
Any idea how gymnosperms fit in to all of this?

Is this a common mixture of herbs? Is that why they are all clumped together perhaps?

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