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« Reply #180 on: February 04, 2019, 09:16:49 AM »


Acer pseudoplatanus, known as the sycamore is a flowering plant species in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, broad-leaved tree, tolerant of wind and coastal exposure. It is native to Central Europe and Western Asia, from France eastwards to Ukraine, northern Turkey and the Caucasus and southwards in the mountains of northern Spain and Italy.
The sycamore establishes itself easily from seed and was introduced to the British Isles by 1500, and is now naturalised there and in other parts of Europe,
The sycamore can grow to a height of about 35 m
 It is sometimes planted in urban areas for its value as an amenity tree and produces a hard-wearing, creamy-white close-grained timber that is used for making musical instruments, furniture, joinery, wood flooring and kitchen utensils. It also makes good firewood. The rising sap in spring has been used to extract sugar and make alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and honey is made by bees collecting the nectar.
The botanical name of sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus, means 'like a plane tree'. Although sycamore is an Acer and not closely related to plants in the Platanus genus, the leaves are superficially similar.
Do you remember The paired winged seeds you drop from a height and the seed spin around like a helicopter
Fruits: after pollination by wind and insects, female flowers develop into distinctive winged fruits known as samaras.

Atypical myopathy (“Sycamore poisoning”) is a frequently fatal disease of horses caused by eating Sycamore seeds (“helicopters”) or seedlings. ... Even with intensive veterinary treatment, severely affected horses may die. However, with prompt, aggressive treatment cases can recover very quickly.

Value to wildlife
Sycamore is attractive to aphids and therefore a variety of their predators, such as ladybirds, hoverflies and birds. The leaves are eaten by caterpillars of a number of moths, including the sycamore moth, plumed prominent and maple prominent. The flowers provide a good source of pollen and nectar to bees and other insects, and the seeds are eaten by birds and small mammals.
It is used to make boxes, crates, yokes, furniture, butcher's blocks, and woodenware. Baskets may also be fashioned from the bark or thin strips of wood. Some trees are grown for timber that may be used for interior trim work, veneer, or pulpwood.
Sycamore timber is hard and strong, pale cream and with a fine grain. It is used for making furniture and kitchenware as the wood does not taint or stain the food. Trees are planted in parks and large gardens for ornamental purposes. And musical instruments
The sap contains sugar and can be used as a drink or be concentrated into a syrup by boiling off the water. The syrup is used as a sweetener on many foods

The bark has mild astringent properties and has been used to make a wash for skin problems and an eyewash for sore eyes
 The inner bark of the tree, containing the sweet sap, can be used as a dressing for wounds

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #181 on: February 05, 2019, 10:25:54 AM »


Elms  genus Ulmus in the plant family Ulmaceae.  are deciduous and semi-deciduous trees
 The genus first appeared in the Miocene geological period about 20 million years ago, originating in what is now central Asia
Habitat : Hedgerows, by woods and roads
These trees flourished and spread over most of the Northern Hemisphere, inhabiting the temperate and tropical-montane regions
Elms are components of many kinds of natural forests. Moreover, during the 19th and early 20th centuries many species and cultivars were also planted as ornamental street, garden, and park trees in Europe
There are about 30 to 40 species of Ulmus (elm); the ambiguity in number results from difficulty in delineating species
Botanists who study elms and argue over elm identification and classification are called pteleologists, from the Greek πτελέα
Can  find it in graveyards in ancient Greece
Dutch elm disease  It has killed over 60 million British elms in two epidemics and continues to spread today.
First epidemic caused by fungus Ophiostoma ulmi from the 1920s onwards
Second and ongoing epidemic caused by the highly aggressive and related fungus O. novo-ulmi, first recognised in the 1970s
Elm bark beetles in the genus Scolytus disseminate the fungus
Infects all of Britain’s major elm species
Fungus invades water conducting system of trees
Apart from the trees that remain in Elm Disease Control areas such as
Brighton, Hove and parts of East Sussex, pockets of mature elms, and even some large
individual trees exist around the countryside. Almost invariably when cuttings are taken
from these trees and challenged with the Dutch elm disease pathogen, they turn out to
be susceptible to O. novo-ulmi. These trees, known as ‘escapes’, have probably avoided
infection through lack of exposure to the beetles that spread Dutch elm disease.
Interestingly, the beetles favour certain species of elms when it comes to feeding. Their
favourite is English elm and their least preferred is Wych elm (U. glabra). If a Wych elm
is infected it actually succumbs more readily to the pathogen than English elm, but Wych
elm often avoid infection because the beetles feed on this species less and so it is
considered to have field resistance.
Dutch Elm Disease must be treated proactively before the disease is present in the tree. The disease spreads so quickly that treatment on diseased trees may not be effective. We recommend a trunk injection of Propizol Fungicide as a proactive treatment, or else at the earliest stages of infection.


The wood of the elm was used for coffins in England, and you could find it in graveyards in ancient Greece.
Elm Tree mythology
Elm. ... In Celtic mythology, too, elm trees were associated with the Underworld. They had a special affinity with elves who were said to guard the burial mounds, their dead and the associated passage into the Underworld. Elm trees in Britain can grow to become some of the tallest and largest native trees.
Common Uses: Boxes, baskets, furniture, hockey sticks, veneer, wood pulp, and papermaking. Comments: Once one of the largest and most prevalent of the North American elm species, preferred as an ideal shade tree for urban roadsides.
Elm is one of the tuffer woods to split, makes ok lumber,
A fibre from the inner bark is very tough. It is used for making mats and ropes. Tannin and a dyestuff are obtained from the inner bark. No details of the colour are given. Wood - close-grained, free from knots, very durable under water, fairly hard, elastic, withstands abrasion and salt water, but does not take a high polish. It is used for water pipes, wheels, mallet heads, ships keels etc and is a good firewood.

Medicinal use of English Elm: The dried inner bark is anti-inflammatory, astringent, demulcent, mildly diuretic, resolvent, tonic and vulnerary. It is used both internally and externally in the treatment of diarrhoea, rheumatism, wounds, piles etc and is also used as a mouthwash in the treatment of ulcers.
Gastrointestinal disorders
Sore throat

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #182 on: February 07, 2019, 08:42:10 AM »


Petunia is genus of 20 species of flowering plants of South American origin. The popular flower of the same name derived its epithet from the French, which took the word petun, meaning "tobacco," from a Tupi–Guarani language. An annual, most of the varieties seen in gardens are hybrids
Petunias can tolerate relatively harsh conditions and hot climates as a bedding plants pots, tubs, hanging baskets
A wide range of flower colours, sizes
Petunias are typically treated as annuals. They are planted in the spring, bloom throughout the warm months and then die in the winter when temperatures begin to drop. Petunias, though, are actually perennials. ... Store petunias indoors during the winter to grow them again the next year.
If you dead head the plants they will bloom all summer
You can see this plant in some Arillas restaurants in pots nice and bright

NONE Poisonous

bedding plants pots, tubs, hanging baskets window boxes. There are a lot of different uses for the petunias. There are some petunias that will work the best for floral arrangements and a lot of flowers are used for that.


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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #183 on: February 08, 2019, 09:32:11 AM »

Espalier training

If you have a small garden or a garden with no room for any more plants and you would like a fruit tree.
Espalier i hear you say Espalier what is that.
Well let me explain
History. The word espalier is French, and it comes from the Italian spalliera, meaning "something to rest the shoulder (spalla) against." ... Espalier as a technique seems to have started with the ancient Romans. In the Middle Ages the Europeans refined it into an art.
Espalier training trees
Training apples and pears as espaliers is a space-saving way of growing fruit on a wall or fence.
Espaliers are often seen as the high-maintenance hedging of the landscape design world. Sure, the time for training and hands-on maintenance is more than your standard tree or shrub, and they are often seen in the most formal and grand of gardens. But really, espaliers can work in almost any garden type: big and small, formal and informal, grand and modest.


Establish a training system against a wall or fence.
Plants should be placed on the south or east-facing side of the home. These should also be planted at least 6 to 8 inches deep or at the same depth of their containers.
Put horizontal wires 15-18in apart between posts, or straining ‘eyes’ on walls or fences.
You can have one tree or as meny trees all down one side Trees should be planted 3-5m apart, according to their vigour.
Train espalier trees while branches are still young and flexible, developing the lower outermost limbs first. Carefully bend branches into the desired design, tying them into place using soft string or pantyhose. Remove all unwanted branches.
For those with dominant shoots, wait until the main shoot has reached the desired height before cutting out the top. For complex patterns, such as cordon, which use lateral growth, cut the terminals at the first cordon—about 15 to 18 inches from the ground. For natural designs, simply tie branches in their natural form without overlapping branches.
Be sure to prune during the proper season for the plant you have chosen. However, touch-up pruning can be done throughout the growing season as needed. Remove any unnecessary branches and loosen the ties as needed for growth. Also, remove flower buds during the initial training period to allow the plant to reach its desired height more quickly. Don’t tip prune branches of a design until it reaches the desired length. Allow side shoots to grow approximately a foot long before pruning.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #184 on: February 10, 2019, 10:51:53 AM »

Greater quaking-grass

Briza maxima is a species of the grass genus Briza Family: Poaceae. It is native to Northern Africa, and Southern Europe Portugal, Spain, France, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia and western Asia.  and is cultivated or naturalised in the British Isles,
This species has a large number of common names, including big quaking grass, great quaking grass rattlesnake grass,
This short-lived grass annual invades grasslands, grassy woodlands, heathlands, granite outcrops, open forests, riparian habitats and coastal habitats.
It grows to a height of 60 cm.
 self seeds from year to year
 Flowering occurs mainly during spring and summer
Briza maxima has been grown as a garden ornamental and for dried flower arrangements

Non Poisonous

Dried Flower Arrangements and  ornamental grass in the garden in a mixed Grass bed or on it's own as a dot plant to stand out
Edible Uses: The seeds and leaves are edible. The seeds are crushed and cooked and used in porridge and bread.
The young flowering spikes are eaten raw as a snack. I wouldn't eat it in case a dog has passed though and cocked his leg

No Medical Uses

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #185 on: February 11, 2019, 09:20:31 AM »


Begonia unknown common name=Begonia. is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains more than 1,800 different plant species. The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates.
Begonias are some of the most versatile plants around -- there’s a variety for practically everyone, whether you garden indoors or out or have sun or shade.
You can seen these plants in pots or tubs in some restaurants and on the back road near Vavilas
Wax begonias, also called bedding begonias or semperflorens types, are among the easiest -- and common
blooms in shades of red, pink, and white. You can commonly find varieties with bronze-flushed foliage, as well as types with adorable, rose-like double blooms. One of the best things about wax begonias is that they grow well in sun or shade and thrive equally well in landscape beds and borders as they do containers.
Begonia is one of the largest genera of flowering plants  with unisexual male and female flowers occurring separately on the same plant; The leaves, which are often large and variously marked or variegated, are usually asymmetric

According to the National Capital Poison Center, begonias are not toxic to humans
Edible parts of Begonia picta: Leaves - raw or cooked. An acid flavour. The sour tasting leaf stalks and stems are pickled
Begonias contain insoluble oxalates that can kill dogs and cats. Manifest symptoms that indicate a pet might have begonia poisoning include drooling, vomiting, problems swallowing, burning and visible irritation of the mouth, lips and tongue. Any pet that has chewed or ingested begonias should be treated immediately by a veterinarian or according to the protocol advised by experts at an ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.

Bedding,Pots,Tubs,Hanging Baskets

Medicinal use of Begonia picta: The juice of the plant is drunk to relieve headaches. The crushed leaves are used as a poultice on sore nipples. The root juice is used as an eyewash to treat conjunctivitis. It is also consumed in the treatment of peptic ulcers.
Begonias are relatively good sources of vitamin C.
Treat other common conditions such as cough,

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #186 on: February 13, 2019, 09:13:38 AM »



Plumbago is a genus of 10–20 species of flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the world. Common names include plumbago and leadwort (names which are also shared by the genus Ceratostigma).
Ceratostigma  or leadwort, plumbago, is a genus of eight species of flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae,
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides  the hardy blue-flowered leadwort, is a species of flowering plant  native to Western China  where it is usually found in rocky foothills Growing to 50 cm (20 in) tall and broad, it is a mat-forming herbaceous perennial with small ovoid leaves and bright blue flowers in late summer and early autumn. The leaves may turn red or purple before falling.
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is grown as an ornamental plant in temperate climates, valued for its late season colour
 It is hardy down to −10 °C (14 °F), but prefers a sunny, sheltered position in moist, well-drained soil. As it can become invasive, it is particularly suited to growing in a pot, or crevices in a dry stone wall
Other species grow from 10cm to 1m
Ceratostigma is derived from Greek, meaning 'horned stigma’. This is in reference to the ‘shape of the stigmatic surface
The generic name, derived from the Latin words plumbum "lead" and agere ("to resemble"), was first used by Pliny the Elder for a plant known as μολυβδαινα (molybdaina) to Pedanius Dioscorides This may have referred to its lead-blue flower colour[citation needed], the ability of the sap to create lead-colored stains on skin, or Pliny's belief that the plant was a cure for lead poisoning

Pliny the Elder  born Gaius Plinius Secundus, AD 23–79 was a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and friend of emperor Vespasian.

Pedanius Dioscorides (Greek: Πεδάνιος Διοσκουρίδης Pedanios Dioskouridēs; c. 40 – 90 AD) was a Greek physician, pharmacologist, botanist, and author of De Materia Medica (Ancient Greek: Περὶ ὕλης ἰατρικῆς, On Medical Material) —a 5-volume Greek encyclopedia about herbal medicine and related medicinal substances (a pharmacopeia), that was widely read for more than 1,500 years. He was employed as a medic in the Roman army.

NONE  But i just read this so be safe Causes contact dermatitis with vesicles. It is advisable to wear gloves when pruning the plant.
This description claims Plumbago auriculta is toxic to animals but on the ASPCA website and it says "Plumbago Larpentiae - Scientific Name: Ceratostigma larpentiae- Family: Plumbaginaceae- Toxicity: Non-Toxic to Cats, Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Horses - Toxic Principles: Non-toxic.

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is grown as an ornamental plant in temperate climates, valued for its late season colour. sunny rock garden An excellent ground cover between shrubs,


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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #187 on: February 15, 2019, 09:26:54 AM »


I have not seen this tree on coufu but i have been told it can be seen someone will tell us if you can or not
The BOSS might Know

pistachio Pistacia vera, a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originating from Central Asia and the Middle East.The tree produces seeds that are widely consumed as food.
Flourishing in hot climates, pistachios spread from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, quickly
becoming a treasured delicacy among royalty, travelers and common folk alike.
There are many Pistacia species in Greece. Pistacia vera is the only nut for human consumpton in Greece
Pistacia vera often is confused with other species in the genus Pistacia that are also known as pistachio. These other species can be distinguished by their geographic distributions in the wild and their seeds which are much smaller and have a soft shell.
Habitat. Pistachio is a desert plant and is highly tolerant of saline soil. ... Pistachio trees are fairly hardy in the right conditions and can survive temperatures ranging between −10 °C in winter and 48 °C (118 °F) in summer. They need a sunny position and well-drained soil.
The tree grows up to 10 m  It has deciduous pinnate leaves  The plants are dioecious, with separate male and female trees. The flowers are apetalous and unisexual and borne in panicles.
The fruit is a drupe, containing an elongated seed, which is the edible portion. The seed, commonly thought of as a nut, is a culinary nut, not a botanical nut.

Like the cashew, pistachios are a member of the Anacardiaceae family, meaning they, too, naturally contain the chemical urushiol that makes poison ivy and others in the family so irritating. In the pistachio's case, the primary concentration of urushiol is in the pistachio itself.

The kernels are often eaten whole, either fresh or roasted and salted, and are also used in pistachio ice cream, kulfi, spumoni, historically in Neapolitan ice cream,[citation needed] pistachio butter,pistachio paste and confections such as baklava, pistachio chocolate,pistachio halva, pistachio lokum or biscotti and cold cuts such as mortadella. Americans make pistachio salad, which includes fresh pistachios or pistachio pudding, whipped cream, and canned fruit

Pistachio gum has been traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory effect in stomach conditions
High in Antioxidants
Low in Calories Yet High in Protein
Promote Healthy Gut Bacteria
 May help to Lower Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
Benefit Your Blood Vessels
Help Lower Blood Sugar
Help Erectile Dysfunction
Although nuts in general are a healthy food, some, like pistachio nuts are better than others when it comes to being a natural remedy for erectile dysfunction as well as helping to lower cholesterol. Many men enjoy taking advantage of pistachio benefits for men's sexual health

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #188 on: February 17, 2019, 09:50:39 AM »


Tuberous Comfrey

Symphytum tuberosum common name Tuberous Comfrey is a species of Symphytum in the Boraginaceae BORAGE FAMILY
Tuberous comfrey is native to Europe and introduced to North America
 flowers from April to June  that is vegetatively, having rhizomes that allow it to spread out from the original site, colonising and competing as it grows into the autumn  the young clonal plants can be seen at this time of year, whilst the parent plants leaves are rotting down. Being very hardy, this plant is well able to survive northern winters. Both the stems and leaves are softly hairy, the leaves have deep veining.
The flowers  are a subtle pale creamy yellow
Habitats, meadows and fields road side wast ground

Comfrey is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when applied to unbroken skin in small amounts for less than 10 days. ... Comfrey is LIKELY UNSAFE for anyone when taken by mouth. It contains chemicals (pyrrolizidine alkaloids, PAs) that can cause liver damage, lung damage, and cancer.

Comfrey tea is made using the leaves of the Symphytum officinale or common comfrey plant. ... However, in recent years, because of safety concerns, most consumers only use comfrey externally. While you can make comfrey tea at home, health experts do not advise that you drink the tea.
If comfrey has an especially potent skin-healing agent, it is allantoin, which can be found widely in cosmetic preparations, especially those for sensitive skin. It aids wound repair, accelerates skin healing, and possesses anti-inflammatory activity.

Medicinal topical remedies are completely safe and very effective. Make a poultice of comfrey leaves for use on bruises, external wounds, and sores. Take macerated leaf; mix it with hot water or herb tea to make a paste. Place this directly on the affected area and use a warm cloth or bandage to hold it in place.
Comfrey is used as a tea for upset stomach, ulcers, heavy menstrual periods, diarrhea, bloody urine, persistent cough, painful breathing (pleuritis), bronchitis, cancer, and chest pain (angina). It is also used as a gargle for gum disease and sore throat.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #189 on: February 19, 2019, 09:50:48 AM »


Mediterranean meadow saffron

Colchicum cupanii is a widespread species common name Mediterranean meadow saffron
Which grows around much of the Mediterranean Basin,Italy, Albania, Greece,  Montenegro, Croatia, Sicily, Algeria, Malta and Tunisia, France, Sardinia,
 Some specimens have flowers that open completely to a star shape, while other specimens remain cup-shaped. The pink to purple, untessellated flowers are small, up to 3 cm (1") in diameter, about 10cm 4'' tall but are produced in abundance in the autumn. The foliage is also produced in the Autumn.
Only two subspecies are recognized=Colchicum cupanii subsp. glossophyllum (Heldr.) Rouy - Greece, Albania, Montenegro
Found mainly in grasslands wast ground meadows woodlands
Crocus and Colchicum What’s the Difference?
 Bulbs: Both true crocus and colchicum grow from corms, not true bulbs. The corms of colchicum tend to be larger than crocus. As such, they have different planting requirements. The larger colchicums are planted at a depth of 4 to 6 inches, with an equal spacing, or about 4 plants per square foot. Crocus corms are planted at only 2 to 3 inches deep and spaced 2 to 3 inches apart,
Foliage: Colchicum flowers appear naked, that is the blooms emerge separate from the foliage leaves appear in spring and are large and floppy,
Autumn blooming crocus has narrow, grass-like foliage that appears either in autumn or in the spring, depending on the species. Spring-blooming varieties flower at the same time foliage emerges.
Flowers: The flowers of colchicum are typically larger than those of crocus and each corm produces 5 to 10 stalks each bearing a single flower.Crocus blooms are daintier with fewer blooms per corm


Species:C. cupanii


Meadow Saffron or Naked Lady, is highly toxic and can cause severe gastrointestinal signs (e.g., drooling, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, etc.), liver and kidney damage, respiratory failure, central nervous system signs (e.g., seizures), and even death.

Use in pots bedding in the garden

Pharmaceutical uses. The bulb-like corms of Colchicum autumnale contain colchicine, a useful drug with a narrow therapeutic index. Colchicine is approved by the US FDA for the treatment of gout and familial Mediterranean fever. Colchicine is also used in plant breeding to produce polyploid strains.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #190 on: February 21, 2019, 09:05:11 AM »


Venus' looking glass

Legousia pentagonia common name=Venus's Looking Glass or large Venus's-looking-glass and
 European Venus' Looking Glass,
It has been speculated that the name Venus's Looking Glass is due to the appearance of the flower resembling a mirror-like pond in which a goddess might see her reflection. Another suggestion is that to the Romans, the seeds resembled a mirror.
 is a genus of flowering plants in the Campanulaceae (bellflower) family.
Violet blue starry flowers with white centers are borne freely It is in flower from May to July .H: 6"-12" W: 4"-6"
It is an annual which is naturalised in arable fields and open places and in gardens full Sun to Partial Shade
native to mediterranean

Known Hazards   None known

Edible parts of Legousia pentagonia: Tender young shoots - raw.

Medicinal use of Legousia pentagonia: None known

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« Reply #191 on: February 23, 2019, 11:48:57 AM »

Indian mallow

latin name=Abutilon is a large genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics  Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australia Europe
ornamental varieties may be known as room maple, parlor maple, or flowering maple  The genus name is an 18th-century New Latin word that came from the Arabic ’abū-ṭīlūn  the name given by Avicenna to this or a similar genus
There are about 200 species in the genus
Plants of this genus include herbs, shrubs, and trees They range in height from about 0.5 to 3 meters (1.5 to 10 feet).
Flowers are solitary, paired, or borne in small inflorescences in the leaf axils or toward the branch tips. The calyx is bell-shaped with five lobes. The corolla is usually bell-shaped to wheel-shaped, with five petals joined at the bases.
The flowers of wild species are most often yellow or orange,[3] but can be red or pinkish, sometimes with a darker center.
Some abutilons are cultivated as garden plants. Several hybrids and cultivars have been developed.
Habitat Shrubland, Forest,wastground,parks,gardens
you can get all colours sizes and variegated


In parks and on roudabouts as dot plants,in gardens bedding in pots
All members of this genus have edible flowers - the leaves will also be edible but in our experience although they have a mild flavour

In traditional medicine, A. indicum various parts of the plant are used as a demulcent, aphrodisiac,laxative, diuretic, sedative, astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, and analgesic and to treat leprosy, ulcers, headaches, gonorrhea, and bladder infection.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #192 on: February 25, 2019, 08:55:29 AM »


itchy bomb tree

It now consists of the single species Lagunaria patersonia  Lagunaria is a monotypic genus in the family Malvaceae. allied to Hibiscus It is an Australian plan commonly known as the pyramid tree  Its seed capsules are filled with irritating hairs giving rise to common names, itchy bomb tree,
 It has been introduced to many parts of the world cross europe
This is an evergreen tree that grows 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide.
 Bloom Time: June to September. Bloom Description: Pink fading to white. Sun: Full sun. Tolerate: Drought

Open fruits shed stiff very irritating fibres which cause itching and inflammation of the skin for weeks. Fruits should be removed if the tree is close to a swimming pool.



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« Reply #193 on: February 27, 2019, 09:27:41 AM »


Lamb's Quarters or Pigsweed

Chenopodium album is a fast-growing weedy annual plant in the genus Chenopodium.
 Common names include lamb's quarters, pigweed, and fat-hen,
Though cultivated in some regions, the plant is elsewhere considered a weed
Its native range is obscure due to extensive cultivation, but includes most of Europe  Plants native in eastern Asia are included under C. album, but often differ from European specimens
It tends to grow upright at first, reaching heights of 10–150 cm  but typically becomes recumbent after flowering (due to the weight of the foliage and seeds) unless supported by other plants. The leaves are alternate and varied in appearance.
Habitat=Wastground,Meadow,borders in the gardens, parks,Road sides, Anywhere


In general, however, all lambsquarter leaves are edible. The wild greens can be used just like spinach. They can be eaten fresh in salads, juiced, and added to any recipes that call for greens.The seeds make a highly nutritious food staple for multiple uses in recipes. They can be harvested in the fall and ground into cereal or used as flour for bread. Similar to quinoa, lambsquarter seeds can be easily sprouted in one to two days. Add the sprouts to any meal to benefit from the rich nutrients.Dye; Soap.

                                                            Oysters Rockefeller with Lambsquarters

Anthelmintic;  Antiphlogistic;  Antirheumatic;  Contraceptive;  Laxative;  Odontalgic.
The seeds are chewed in the treatment of urinary problems
The juice of the stems is applied to freckles and sunburn
The juice of the root is used in the treatment of bloody dysentery

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #194 on: March 01, 2019, 09:14:39 AM »


white laceflower

Orlaya common name white laceflower is a genus of flowering plants from Europe in the parsley family Apiaceae,
Orlaya are umbelliferous annual plants with finely dissected leaves and pink or often white flowers
O.grandiflora is a branching annual, 45-75cm tall with jaggedly divided leaves and white flowers in flattish umbels, the inner flowers small, the outermost with enlarged rays, giving a lacy effect. Floriferous, long flowering and attractive to insects
HABITAT=Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens Prairie Planting Grow in a sunny open position in well-drained or poor soil

NONE UNKNOWN Orlaya grandiflora has no toxic effects reported.

Garden Uses, Beds and Borders.

species contained high levels of natural antioxidants
Orlaya grandiflora is known to possess a laxative effect,
Naturally-occurring antioxidants in plants can help humans by preventing oxidative damage in cells, potentially preventing medical conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
 but aside from that its potential medicinal properties had barely been studied.