Scrophularia ningpoensis

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Scrophularia ningpoensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Scrophularia
Species:
S. ningpoensis
Binomial name
Scrophularia ningpoensis
Hemsl.

Scrophularia ningpoensis, commonly known as the Ningpo figwort or Chinese figwort, is a perennial plant of the family Scrophulariaceae (the figwort family). It reaches 1 m by 0.4 m. Its flowers are hermaphrodite, insect-pollinated and the plant usually flowers in late spring.

This plant has been known to traditional Chinese medicine for as long as 2000 years.[citation needed] Its root is harvested in autumn in Zhejiang province and neighboring areas, then dried for later use.