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Scientific name: Plumbago auriculata

Description and characteristics: Evergreen, vining shrub. Name refers to the lead-blue flower color and the ability of the sap to create lead-colored stains on skin. Back side of leaves is often whitish. This is not a mildew problem. It is natural to this plant. Common names: Skyflower & Leadwort. Flowers are sticky. Used to treat warts, broken bones, and wounds. Attracts butterflies.

Size: 2-3 feet

Flower: Blue or white.

Requirements: Full sun. Drought & heat tolerant. Disease, pest, and deer resistant. Responds well to pruning.

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