Name this plant

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by bonnie lass, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. bonnie lass

    bonnie lass Semper Fi

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    I like this game. See if you can name this one. This beautiful flowering shrub has many, many common names. It's first recorded medicinal use was by Hippocrates in the 4th century BC. It is still used today for "women's troubles". It was very popular in the Middle Ages as anaphrodesiac, or kind of "salt peter" :eek: It is sometimes used as a substitute for black pepper.
     
  2. Tater'sPa

    Tater'sPa Well-Known Member

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    Vitex agnus-castus also called hemp Tree or sage tree
     

  3. bonnie lass

    bonnie lass Semper Fi

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    That's right!!! Also called Chaste tree and Monks Pepperpot. Those seeds are a bear to germinate, I'm on my 3rd attempt now.