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Applied topically the coca plant may be used for corneal, nasal, and throat anesthesia. Coca is is the source of cocaine, which is an illegal drug. Cocaine is also an FDA-approved Schedule C-II drug. This means cocaine can be prescribed by a healthcare provider, but the process is strictly regulated. This plant is not on display

The Visitor Center, Conservatory and Display Gardens at Matthaei Botanical Gardens are scheduled to be closed on Monday, June 27 until 12:30 PM while maintenance is performed on the facility. We apologize for any inconvenience.