Vaccaria segetalis
Cow Cockle, Wang Bu Liu Xing

Vaccaria segetalis,
Cow Cockle, Wang Bu Liu Xing

Annual 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.

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