Not Native to the Finger Lakes Region, Europe and Mediterranean Region
Glycocides in the leaves help lower blood pressure and relieve anxiety. Alkaloids stimulate uterine contractions during childbirth.
Source of plant
Richters, University Rhode Island Drug Plant Garden & Laboratory
Perennial to 5' in height; glabrous to villous, lower leaves deeply and palmately 2- to 5-lobed, to 3" long,lobes deeply dentate; bracts half as long as calyx, calyx tube prominently 5-veined, teeth almost as longas tube, lower 2 teeth deflexed, corolla longer than calyx, white or pale pink, sometimes with purple spots, tube with ring of hairs inside, upper lip densely villous on back; summer blooming.
USDA Hardiness Zone