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 (fĭg′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
Any of various plants of the genus Scrophularia having loose branching clusters of small greenish or purple flowers.

[fig, piles (obsolete) + wort (from its use as a folk medicine).]
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(Plants) any scrophulariaceous plant of the N temperate genus Scrophularia, having square stems and small brown or greenish flowers
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(ˈfɪgˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

any tall woodland plant of the genus Scrophularia, having a terminal cluster of small flowers.
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Noun1.figwort - any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophulariafigwort - any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia
genus Scrophularia, Scrophularia - type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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In terms of ID these are often very tricky but I am fairly sure this is a shot of Tenthredo scrophulariae, the figwort sawfly."
When Siddy reappears after running off when Moll resents his fussing over the blisters on her neck, caused by a witch's hair, she finds he has risked life and limb in a steep climb to bring figwort and sphagnum moss to draw out the poison.
Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora Pennell belongs to figwort family of flowering plants, and its active medicinal constituents are obtained from its dried root and rhizomes.
(purple foxglove) (Figwort family) (digitoxin) extract Dioscorea Dioscoreaceae (yam Fresh leaf polygonoides Willott family) (wild yam) Diplophyllum Scapaniaceae Whole plant africanum Turcz.
arroyo willow Scrophulariaceae Figwort Family Myoporum laetum G.
Traditional and historical naturopathic approaches to uterine fibroids have included castor oil packs over the liver, low-fat/low-saturated-fat/high-fiber diets, alterative herbs (Corydalis tubers, black alder bark, mayapple root, figwort flowering herb, yellow dock root); Turska's formula (gelsemium root, pokeroot, aconite, and bryonia--consult a botanical expert, as these are toxic herbs); and thuja, red root, mountain ash bark, prickly ash bark, Stillingia root, Helonias root, mayapple root, and ginger root.
These pretty plants from South Africa, members of the Scrophularia or figwort family together with verbascum and buddleia, flower prolifically all summer.
Picrorhiza kurroa is a member of the figwort family, with a long history of use in traditional south Asian medical systems.
X SCROPHULARIACEAE (Figwort Family) Agalinis aspera (Douglas ex Benth.) X Britton Agalinis tenuifolia (M.
In his Materia Medica, Dioscorides (20) (1st century AD) referred to squirting cucumber and water figwort as having antitumour affinities; orobos (lathyrus) and chamaipus (ajuga) were considered specifically beneficial against hard lumps in the breast, and asklepias (milkweed) against malignant breast sores.
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