Blue Star

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Blue Star - Sebastian Romu © 2018

About

Common Names
Blue Star
Classification
Woody Flowering shrub
Description
A rare plant of forested areas, this small woody plant grows to a height of about 20 cm (8 inches) and produces its namesake six-pointed star-shaped flowers of a sky blue hue.

Ecology

Rarity
Uncommon in temperate or sub-artic regions, rare in sub-tropical and arctic regions
Distribution
forests and savanna
Life Cycle
perennial, flowering in early summer, producing trios of brown bead-like seeds

Related Species

Uses

Cultivation
Many herbalists will cultivate blue star as a regular medicinal plant in their private gardens, due to its versatility.
Culinary
none
Medicinal
  • Antibiotic - The juice pressed from the leaves is mildly antibiotic, and finds use in many medicinal washes and ointments.
  • Antispasmodic - The roots are used to treat tremors and other nervous disorders.
  • Cardiac and Stimulant - The bark of this plant can help regulate an irregular heartbeat, and has strong stimulant qualities.
Other

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