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Sarsaparilla

I am not posting a photo of this plant because I can’t find one for officinalis and there are tons of Sarsaparilla varieties. Please see

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Damiana

Botanical Name: Turnera aphrodisiaca, T. diffusa | Family: Turneraceae Common name(s): Damiana, Mexican Holly GROWING Shrub | Zone 9-11 | 3-6 feet tall | Serrated green leaves, yellow flowers, sweet-smelling fruit 4-6 hours

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Blessed Thistle

Botanical Name: Cnicua benedictus | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Blessed thistle, Holy thistle GROWING Annual; herbaceous | Zone 5-9 | 10-30 inches tall | Hairy leaves and stems. Stems are 5-sided.

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Mugwort

Botanical Name: Artemisia Vulgaris | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Mugwort, Moxa, Cronewort GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zone 4-8 | 4-5 feet tall | Spikes of whitish green flowers on top of purple stems.

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Yarrow

Botanical Name: Achillea millifolium | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Yarrow, Chipmunk’s tail, Soldier’s woundwort, Milfoil, Nosebleed GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zone 3-9 | 2-3 feet tall | White* flowers in mid- to late summer

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False Unicorn

Botanical Name: Chamaelirium lutem | Family: Liliaceae Common name(s): False Unicorn, Helonias, Colic root, Devil’s bit, Fairy wand, Star grub root, Grub root GROWING Evergreen herb | Zone 5-8 | 1

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Squaw Vine

Botanical Name: Mitchella repens | Family: Rubiaceae Common name(s): Squaw Vine, Patridgeberry, Twinberry, Deerberry GROWING Evergreen herb | Zone 4-9 | 1 foot tall | White flowers in late spring/early summer followed by

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Cramp Bark

Botanical Name: Viburnum opulus | Family: Caprifoliaceae Common name(s): Cramp Bark, High Cranberry, Snowball Tree, Guelder Rose, Squaw Bush GROWING Perennial; shrub | Zone 2-7 | 8-15 feet tall | White flowers in

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Dong Quai

Botanical Name: Angelica sinensis (syn. A. polymorpha) | Family: Umbelliferae (syn. Apiaceae) Common name(s): Dong quai, Chinese angelica, Dong qui, Dang gui, Tang quei, Female ginseng Related: Angelica, which can

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Blue Cohosh

Botanical Name: Caulophyllus thalictroides | Family: Berberidaceae Common name(s): Blue Cohosh, Squawroot, Papoose Root GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zone 3-8 | 1-3 feet tall | Leaves dark purple when they emerge then they turn

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Black Cohosh

Botanical Name: Cimicifuga racemosa (syn. Actaea racemosa) | Family: Ranunculaceae Common name(s): Black Cohosh, Rattleroot, Squawroot, Snakeroot, Bugbane GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zone 3-8 | 3-9 feet tall | Small white flowers in wand-like

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Motherwort

Botanical Name: Leoncrus cardiaea | Family: Labiatae Common name(s): Motherwort, Lion’s-tail GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | Zone 4-8 | 2-4 feet tall | Lavender flowers in whorls along the stem from June-September Full sun to

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Vitex

Botanical Name: Vitex angus-castus | Family: Verbenaceae Common name(s): Vitex, Chasteberry, Chaste Tree, Monk’s Pepper, Hemp Tree GROWING Woody, perennial | Zone 6-9 | 2-10 feet tall | Lavender-colored spikes of

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Wild Yam Root

Botanical Name: Disoscorea villosa | Family: Dioscoreaceae Common name(s): Wild Yam, Colicroot, Rheumatism root GROWING Vine, perennial | Zone 5-9 | Up to 30+ tall | Heart-shaped alternate leaves (a set of

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Raspberry Leaf

Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus, R. strigosus | Family: Rosaceae Common name(s): Raspberry Leaf, Red Raspberry Leaf GROWING Shrub; biennial, deciduous | Zone 4-9 | 8-15 feet tall | Pale green leaves

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Siberian Ginseng

Botanical Name: Eleutherococcus senticosus | Family: Araliaceae Common name(s): Siberian Ginseng, Eleuthero Root, Devil’s Shrub | Purple (male) and yellow (female) flowers in early summer. GROWING Shrub; perennial | Zone

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Ginseng

Botanical Name: Panax Ginseng (and other Panax varieties) | Family: Araliaceae Common name(s): Ginseng GROWING (for this and the harvesting section, I am going to focus on American Ginseng,

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Nettle

Botanical Name: Urtica Diocia | Family: Urticaceae Common name(s): Nettle, Stinging Nettle, Ortiga (Spanish) GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | Zones 5-9 | Full sun, partial shade |

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