Bishop'S Wort, Wood Betony
Europe and Asia
One of the four chief flowers of the Ancients, it was extolled as a panacea. Popular during Ancient and Medieval eras for treating a wide range of ailments including headaches, colds, sorethroats, respiratory congestion and externally as a first aid remedy for wounds.
Source of plant
Botanical Garden of Tartu State University
Rosette-forming perennial, with stems reaching 3' in height, nearly glabrous to densely hirsute; leavesoblong to ovate-oblong, to 5" long, cordate at base, crenate or crenate-dentate, the lower long-petioled,the upper nearly sessile; inflorescence a dense spike, calyx to 1/4" long, corolla red-purple, rarely pink orwhite, tube longer than the calyx; spring-blooming.
USDA Hardiness Zone