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named in honor of Louis Blet, botanist and apothecary at the Spanish court in 1794;
wikipedia December 2013

Other use

Bletilla striata is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Haemostatic, astringent, emollient, antiphlogistic, reduces swelling, promotes healing, "tonifies lung-energy" and it TREATS: spitting/vomiting blood, nosebleeds, stomach bleeding, tuberculosis, broken bones, burns, abscesses, Inflammation, acne, cracked skin. It is often mixed with powdered amethyst
Oakeley notes: May 2014

Bletilla striata 'Variegata'

Genus: Bletilla
Species: striata
Cultivar: 'Variegata'
Distribution summary: China, Japan
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H7 - Very hardy
Habitat: cool slopes in foothills, grassland and woodland margin
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: May, June

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