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Medical Garden: Plants in Garden

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Some Plants are Seasonal!

Compiled in 2012, this is a list of the 47 plants that can usually be found in the Medical Center Library & Archives Medical Garden.  

Some plants are seasonal, meaning they may be dormant until early spring, summer or fall, or their foliage disappears as the weather becomes colder or hotter.

Please note that these plants have been used medicinally in the past, but may also have toxic or poisonous properties or cause serious allergic reactions (‡) as well.  Please be very careful when using any of these plants. We suggest that you research the properties of any plant before using it for medical or health-related treatments.

Aloe vera

Aloe barbadensis

Autumn crocus

Colchicum autumnale  

Bee balm

Monarda didyma

Bloodroot

Sanguinaria Canadensis

Blue flag iris

Iris versicolor

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Comfrey        

Symphytum officinale

Cowslip

Primula veris

Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare

Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea

Garlic

Allium sativum

German chamomile

Matricaria chamomilla

Hepatica

Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum

Lavender       

Lavandula angustifolia

Lemon verbena

Lippia citriodora

Lily-of the-valley

Convallaria majalis 

Lungwort

Pulmonaria officinalis

Maidenhair fern

Adiantum capillus-veneris

May apple

Podophyllum peltatum

Mint

Mentha sp.

Parsley

Petroselinum crispum

Periwinkle       

Vinca minor

Pot marigold

Calendula officinalis

Primrose

Primula vulgaris

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

Sage   

Salvia officinalis

Speedwell

Veronica officinalis

Spiderwort

Tradescantia virginiana

St.John’s wort

Hypericum perforatum

Sweet violet

Viola odorata

Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

Thyme

Thymus serpyllum

Valerian

Valeriana officinalis

Wall germander

Teucrium chamaedrys

Wild geranium

Geranium maculatum

Wild ginger

Asarum canadense

Wild strawberry

Fragaria virginiana

Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens

Wood sorrel

Oxalis acetosella

Wormwood

Artemisia absinthium

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Yellow anise tree

Illicium parviflorum

 May have toxic or poisonous properties, be harmful during pregnancy, or cause severe allergic reactions.     

Samples

Comfrey

Mint

Rosemary

Spiderwort

Thyme

Yarrow

 

Samples

Yellow Anise Tree

Garlic

Iris and Boxwood

Periwinkle

Wild Geranium

Parsley