American Dragonhead (Dracocephalum parviflorum)

Annual/Biennial
Moldavica parviflora. (Nutt.)Britton.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
American Dragonhead
Dracocephalum parviflorum
Labiatae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant has been used to treat diarrhoea in children[257].

    The leaves are febrifuge and ophthalmic[257]. A cold compound infusion has been used in the treatment of fevers and headaches[257]. Externally, it has been used as an eyewash[257].

  • Edible Use

    Seed[105, 161, 177, 257]. No more details.

    The leaves have been used as a flavouring[257].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring in situ. Pinch back the shoot tips in May in order to encourage bushy growth[200].
Succeeds in a sunny position in a fertile well-drained soil[200]. The plant is very fragrant[200]. It is useful for filling gaps in the summer border[200].
N. America – Quebec and Ontario to Alaska, New York, Iowa, Missouri and Arizona.

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