Scientific name: Iberis sempervirens (the species that was planted in colonial times may have been Iberis amara)

Plant Characteristics: Candytuft is an evergreen ground cover which also has long blooming white flowers which begin to bloom in early spring.

Plant Uses:

Decorative: Candytuft was grown for its floral display.

Medicinal: The leaves and roots of Candytuft were used to treat an illness known as “scrabia.”

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