Plumbago zeylanica
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Plumbago zeylanica

wild leadwort
Ceylon leadwort

  family plumbaginaceae 
  genus plumbago 

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Genus  Plumbago Species  zeylanica Variety  Cultivar  Common names  wild leadwort   Ceylon leadwort Family  PLUMBAGINACEAE Specimen number  S4472 Data source  MedPl p249
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  abortifacient   diaphoretic   emollient Medicinal parts  Leaves   Root Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  yes Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  The root is potentially toxic Medicinal notes  Plumbago zeylanica is considered by some to be an herbal remedy. It's used as an abortifacient, a diaphoretic or an emollient. Ceylon leadwort (sometimes called wild leadwort) requires professional guidance for safe usage. This plant is not safe for use during pregnancy. The leaves and the root are used in herbal preparations. The root is potentially toxic.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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