Bupleurum fruticosum is a flowering plant species in the Apiaceae family, also known as the carrot family. It is commonly known as Shrubby hare's-ear or Thoroughwax.
The plant is native to the Mediterranean region, and it grows as a small, evergreen shrub with a woody stem. It can reach up to 2 meters in height and has small, yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.
The plant has been traditionally used in herbal medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It has also been used as a natural remedy for various ailments such as digestive disorders, respiratory problems, and skin conditions.
In addition to its medicinal uses, Bupleurum fruticosum has ornamental value and is sometimes used in landscaping. It is drought-tolerant and can grow in a variety of soil types, making it a low-maintenance plant for gardens and landscaping.
However, it's important to note that Bupleurum fruticosum contains certain compounds that may be toxic to animals if ingested, so it's important to keep the plant out of reach of pets and livestock.