I cruised by a neighborhood plant sale over the weekend, and this lil guy caught my eye.
So I picked it up, thinking it might make a nice addition to the SW natives / heirlooms bed in my garden.
I read up on it, and its roots have lots of traditional medicinal uses, mostly relating to treating forms of inflammation. You can read up on the details here:
Unfortunately, I also read that it likes wet, marshy areas. So it would not do well in the bed I planned on planting it in.
On the other hand, if it can tolerate chlorine, it might suit the area where the pool water backwash drains. I was looking for something to slow the erosion there anyway.