• Echinacea purpurea or Purple Coneflower
  • Passionflower Passiflora incarnata
  • Evening Primrose "Ozark Sundrops"
  • Chinese Leopard Flower or Blackberry Lilly
  • Yellow Dotted Mint Monarda punctuata
  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Uva Ursi

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Bearberry. Kinnik kinnik. Traditional use: This plant has been used as an effective anti-bacterial agent for mild urinary infections. It is specific for urethritis and bladder infections by acidifying the urine making the environment inhospitable to infection. Excellent remedy especially when used in combination with cranberry juice. The tannins in Uva Ursi are strong and it is not an herb to use long term. The cured leaf is popular in native smoking mixtures. A creeping evergreen shrub which does well on exposed slopes with small pink flowers and pale red berries similar to its relative, Manzanita. Very drought tolerant. Hardy to zone 2.

Latin Name Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
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