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Common Name: American Dragonhead
Dracocephalum parviflorum is a Annual/Biennial up to 1.00 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
N. America - Quebec and Ontario to Alaska, New York, Iowa, Missouri and Arizona.
Dry, rocky or gravelly calcareous soils, often in recent clearings[
Succeeds in a sunny position in a fertile well-drained soil[
The plant is very fragrant[
]. It is useful for filling gaps in the summer border[
]. No more details.
The leaves have been used as a flavouring[
The plant has been used to treat diarrhoea in children[
The leaves are febrifuge and ophthalmic[
]. A cold compound infusion has been used in the treatment of fevers and headaches[
]. Externally, it has been used as an eyewash[
Seed - sow early spring in situ. Pinch back the shoot tips in May in order to encourage bushy growth[