|Also known as Blooming Sally.|
Stems mostly unbranched, glabrous except in the inflorescence, arising from rhizome-like roots that freely form adventitious buds; up to 25 dm tall with alternate, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, sub-entire, sessile leaves.
Flowers in long, terminal racemes, each flower subtended by small, linear bracts
Alaska to California east to the Atlantic Coast
Moist places, often in disturbed sites such as after a fire, after logging, along old highways, and railroads
This makes a beautiful flower bed plant, but it is advisable to plant it in an area which is confined by sidewalks, edging, etc. because it will spread by its rhizomes.
It makes a safe tea. The tea can be used for chronic, pasty diarrhea, to improve colon tone, a mild laxative, douches, enemas, and infant washes where there is inflamation of the orifices and tender folds. It can work as an anti-inflammatory for throat, stomach, intestinal inflammation, hemorrhoid inflammation that flares up after eating spicy or other irritating foods.