Uses of calceolaria - Knowledgebase Question

Strasburg, PA
Question by dunnfam
October 27, 1998
Are there any other uses for the calceolaria, "pocketbook flower", other than as a flowering plant?
Are any parts of the plant used in medicines?


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Answer from NGA
October 27, 1998

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Although calceolaria is included in the Scrophulariaceae family along with a number of plants with historic medicinal uses such as foxglove and mullein, it is grown as a greenhouse ornamental today with very little mention of any medicinal qualities.

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