Vaccaria segetalis, Cow Cockle, Wang Bu Liu Xing
hanging to 2ft, delicate and tiny pink clawed flowers falling on
ends around clasping heart-shaped leaves. Thought to be good cattle
food, grows wild along hillsides in native southcentral Europe and
Asia. Now widely introduced throughout North America.
Grow specs: To 2 ft. Space 8 inches apart.
Full sun to partial shade. Sandy loam or rocky garden. Medicinally
valued for promoting circulation, reducing swelling and inflammation
of breasts and loins, treating shingles and sluggish menstruation.
Contraindicated for use during pregnancy.