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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subtribe Epimediinae — horny goat weed and related plants.


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  • A very nice guy at the health food store told me that Horny Goat Weed (also known as Rowdy Lamb Herb, Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat or the Chinese Yin Yang Huo) actually is Epimedium, which is a family of a few dozen herbaceous flowering plants, most of which are grown in southern China, south-central Asia and parts of Europe.

  • Apart from the name Horny goat weed, it's also known as Epimedium, Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, Fairy Wings or Yin Yang Huo.


  • Also known as Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo, this plant holds a high place in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is fast gaining popularity around the world for its potency.

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  • Horny goat weed, also known as Epimedium, is a pungent herbal health herb found in Asia and the Mediterranean.


  • Epimedium ‘Orange Queen’ — put it on your shopping list

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  • Just one – Epimedium brevicornum, also known as horny goat weed and Bishop's Hat – had an effect.

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  • And, thank you for the nursery tour, Epimedium blooms, shelves of greenery and tales of extreme heat – makes me feel warmer already.

    Mouse Creek « Fairegarden

  • This is Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ on April 2, 2008.

    Mouse Creek « Fairegarden

  • Shown above, Epimedium NOIDExtra watering as needed cannot be done in the face of such conditions.

    The Sunny Woodland-GBDW* « Fairegarden

  • I was hoping someone would ID the Epimedium, it might be E. young..something.

    The Sunny Woodland-GBDW* « Fairegarden


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