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Hydrangea and Cramp bark

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Post Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:36 am

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Is any hydrangea a good antilithic? And if so, which part of the plant is the medicine?

And can anyone tell me a sure way to tell the difference between hydrangea and cramp bark? I'm unfamiliar with both but I think my neighbor is wanting to get rid of one of them (I can't tell which it is). Maybe I could move it in my yard and learn to use it:)

Post Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:06 am
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Can you post pictures of the plants, preferably in bloom?

Post Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:36 pm
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The leaves are very different. Do a google search and click the "images tab" and you can see each. :0)


Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:07 pm
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The internet is quite dicey when Identifying plants. I have seen blatant mistakes, not only with plants, but many other things as well.

Be careful with internet picture ID's. Use a reputable and confirmed site.

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