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ARed Root Plant

ARed Root Plant

ARed Root Plant

This plant is native in Canada to Manitoba, south to Nebraska, Texas and South Carolina. It is sometimes called New Jersey Tea because it was used as a substitute for Tea during the American Revolutionary war. It is an especially good landscape plant because of its hardiness and exceptional flowering habits that have also earned it the name Wild Snowball. It can withstand inhospitable conditions due to the presence of massive, woody, deep red colored roots that can reach diameters of up to 8 inches.

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The red roots and root bark of New Jersey tea are used by Native Americans in North America for infections of the upper respiratory tract. The leaves have a fresh scent of wintergreen and were later utilized by the European colonizers as a tea substitute and stimulating caffeine-free beverage. The root bark of the plant is used by herbalists today, and are used notably in remedies for problems of the lymph system. The root contains astringent tannins and a number of peptide alkaloids, including ceanothine A-E, pandamine, zizyphine, scutianine, and the adouetines.Red Root Floaters, or Phyllanthus Fluitans, are a freshwater floating fern plant known in the aquascaping game for their unique look, deep red roots, and easy care. These highly sought-after floaters are known as the “Red Root Floater” because of their remarkable & stunningly red roots. Although Red Root Floaters appear similar to green Salvinia floaters, the leaves are a bit larger and can turn a deep red color. It can also sometimes be misidentified as immature Water Lettuce.

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