Heimia Salicifolia (Sun Opener) aka Sinicuichi

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Heimia Salicifolia, aka Sinicuichi or Sun Opener, is a decorative perennial, growing to roughly three meters. Heimia Salicifolia is one of several sacred plants featured on Xochipilli, a sixteenth century statue of the Aztec Prince of Flowers. It is also a reoprtedly a powerful natural anti-inflammatory due to the compounds nesodine, lyfoline and lythrine.It has long, glossy, oval leaves stretching from a stem that becomes woody as it matures. The plant develops yellow flower clusters between its sets of leaves. As the flowers fall, the bud contains a single seed pod. These spherical brown seed pods, which look much like a coriander seed, contain thousands of tiny brown seeds. These seeds are EXTREMELY small! Many new growers think the seeds have been crushed or are skeptical that such small seeds can produce a plant. Ironically, the seeds are so small that you probably couldn't crush them if you tried. They should appear almost as a light brown dust. Their size is their natural way of being spread since they can easily be picked up by the wind and carried to new areas where the plant has not yet colonized.


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