CAMPANULACEAE, The Bellflower family
Today my coworker and I visited Mostly Medicinals nursery. One of the things that caught my attention was an attractive vine I remember well from the woodland garden at Kew (in photo).
The nodding bell shaped flowers have an intricate purple and gold pattern. I knew it was tolerant of dry shade, but I didn’t know it was an important herb in TCM. It is hardy perennial in zones 5 to 9, where it can grow 6 to 10 feet long.