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By Copper2
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#352587
Some sort of figwort?
By ChefDean
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#352589
Last clue before bed. The flowers and leaves, although bitter, are edible. In fact, when I was working as a Chef, I frequently used flowers from other members of this genus as additions to salads.
By Benny
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#352590
Stylidium, trigger plant?
By ChefDean
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#352621
Expanding on the landscaping hint.
This plant, or one of the over 400 members of its genus, are often seen in flower beds. Whether it's an edging, a hanging basket, a centerpiece, or a portrait of sorts is up to the imagination of the one who plants them.
By ChefDean
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#352634
Blackfeet Indians routinely used a tea made from the flowers and leaves to treat upset stomach and diarrhea. They also dried and ground the roots into a powder to use for first aid to help stop excessive bleeding.

Edit: many other Native American tribes used the plant for various medicinal purposes, at least one used it to make a love potion.
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By ChefDean
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#352635
Recap of the clues.
1. Native to Canadian Territories of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
2. Native to the US, all states west of the Mississippi, except North Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona.
3. Purple flowers.
4. Lives in low grasslands, to wetlands, to high mountain forests and meadows.
5. Lives anywhere from 3,000 to 9,000 feet above sea level.
6. Perennial. This plant, and others of the more than 400 members of its genus, are often used in landscaping, edging, hanging baskets, centerpieces, and even portraits if planted that way.
7. Leaves and stems are edible. I've used them in salads when I was working as a Chef.
8. Protocarnivorous, it has sticky stems and leaves.
9. Native American Blackfeet Indians used parts of the plants to treat gastrointestinal issues and to help stop excessive bleeding. Edit: Other tribes also used it for other medicinal purposes.
10. I haven't specified this yet, but the common name is 3 words. I have used 2 of these words multiple times.
By Berrybob
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#352641
I didn't even look at those clues. Is it geranium viscosissimum (sticky purple geranium)?
By ChefDean
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#352643
Berrybob wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:40 pm I didn't even look at those clues. Is it geranium viscosissimum (sticky purple geranium)?
Affirmative! Good job!
Take it and run, it's all yours now.
By Berrybob
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#352754
The hints for the next plant are:
1. Native to South America
2. It was discovered in 2009
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By Nepenthes0260
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#352761
Berrybob wrote:The hints for the next plant are:
1. Native to South America
2. It was discovered in 2009
Heliamphora uncinata?
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