Scoparia dulcis (Sweetbroom) (Plantaginaceae)

Scoparia dulcis (Sweet Broomweed)

A common non-native herb with small attractive flowers. Plants are almost always observed flowering and are therefore easily identified. The flowers are white and have distinctive thread-like appendages. There are many references online of the medical uses of the sweetbroom, including it’s application in menstrual disorders, dysentery and fever. Previouslt this species was placed under the Snapdragon family (Scrophulariaceae)

Scoparia dulcis (Sweet Broomweed)

Scoparia dulcis (Sweetbroom)


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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