Bishop’s Flower is also known as Queen Anne’s Lace or Lady Lace in North America. It is a medicinal flower used to help people with certain skin conditions. If you find yourself taking in too much sun in Costa Rica, this flower can help. It can actually stimulate pigment growth and retention in the skin. The Methoxsalen found in Bishop’s flower promotes melanin growth when skin is exposed to UV light. Further studies are being done as to its effectiveness.
In the garden
Bishop’s Flower can serve as a distraction for harmful bugs by giving them something other than your tomatoes to feed on. Keep it controlled and don’t let it get out of control as it does grow like a weed when permitted.