Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Common Figwort
Scrophularia nodosa
of the Figwort family
a perennial
30-70 cm high
blooms July-September
likes damp places, open woodland, marshy ground
can be seen by the Pond.

The plant's scientific name Scrophularia refers to its use in the treatment of scrofula, a TB condition which affects glands in the neck - another name was "throat-wort".
The Irish called Figwort "the queen of herbs" due to its general usefulness . The leaves of Figwort were used in poultices for a variety of conditions such as skin disease, sores and abscesses.