Difference between leadwort and plumbago
- a plant of the genus Plumbago with blue flowers
Dr. Oswald has employed the alcoholic tincture of leadwort in the intermittents, with satisfactory results, and claims that it is a powerful diaphoretic.
- any plumbaginaceous plant of the genus Plumbago
- used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
Digestive effects: The roots of Plumbago zeylanica were found to stimulate the proliferation of coliform bacteria in mice and act as an intestinal flora normaliser.
I have several blue plumbagos in pots on my patio, and they do very well.
I've got a feeling the BLUE plant in the terracotta pot is a plumbago (is it, Kristin?) ... having a friendly conversation with the RED busy lizzies in the old bucket.