West Indian Pinkroot (Spigelia anthelmia)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Fruit: Other: 2 lobed capsule containing warty seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant contain toxic alkaloids
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Does anyone know of this herb? by ssissina May 28, 2016 7:03 AM 3

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