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Offline Eggy

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #165 on: January 16, 2019, 12:34:01 PM »
Well dun , you!!

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #166 on: January 16, 2019, 02:29:29 PM »


If anyone wants any plant identified I will have a go or I can find out
Take good photos and the habitat home or abroad place of the plant and time it flowering also the size

If you can not add photos to the forum get in contact I will send my email the you just add as a attachment
I walk you through if you have trouble


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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #167 on: January 17, 2019, 08:57:55 AM »


Cyclamen is the most widespread cyclamen species, is a genus of 23 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. Cyclamen species are native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin east to Iran,  They grow from tubers and are valued for their flowers with upswept petals and variably patterned leaves.
It was traditionally classified in the family Primulaceae, was reclassified in the family Myrsinaceae in 2000, and finally, in 2009 with the introduction of the APG III system, was returned to the subfamily Myrsinoideae within the family Primulaceae
Cyclamens have a tuber, from which the leaves, flowers and roots grow  In most species, leaves come up in autumn, grow through the winter, and then die in spring, then the plant goes dormant through the dry Mediterranean summer. Most cyclamen species originate from the Mediterranean Cyclamen are commonly grown for their flowers, both outdoors and indoors in pots
Habitat - Woods, rocky slopes, alpine meadows
Height - 4-12 inches Spread - 6-12 inches

Eating large quantities of the thickened roots (Tuber) can be toxic, it contains terpenoid saponins that has a purgative reaction, although ingestion in humans is quite rare due to the plants unpleasant flavour. If it is ingested symptoms can include stomach irritation, which can lead to vomiting and diarrhea.. This plant is more of a concern for pets than humans.

However, its therapeutic uses are no longer as popular today as they were in the past. An essential oil can also be extracted from this plant
 some cyclamen cultivars are favored for their delicate flavor and use in tea.

Cyclamen is a plant. The root and underground stem (rhizome) are used as medicine. Despite serious safety concerns, people take cyclamen for “nervous emotional states” and problems with digestion. Women take it for menstrual disorders.
Dropsy an old term for edema
Intestinal worms
Migraines and headaches
Infected wounds
      Bones, pain in.
      Climacteric sufferings.
      Eyes, affections of.     
      Heel, pain in.
      Menstruation, disorders of.
      Mental derangement.
      Pregnancy, sickness of, disorders of.
      Thirst, absence of.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #168 on: January 18, 2019, 09:30:57 AM »



Equisetum common names horsetail, snake grass, puzzlegrass is the only living genus in Equisetaceae, a family of vascular plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds. very invasive
Equisetum is a "living fossil", the only living genus of the entire class Equisetopsida, which for over 100 million years was much more diverse and dominated the understory of late Paleozoic forests. Some Equisetopsida were large trees reaching to 30 meters tall.The genus Calamites of the family Calamitaceae, for example, is abundant in coal deposits from the Carboniferous period
The Paleozoic (or Palaeozoic) Era from the Greek palaios (παλαιός), "old" and zoe (ζωή), "life", meaning "ancient life" is the earliest of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic Eon. It is the longest of the Phanerozoic eras, lasting from 541 to 251.902 million years ago, and is subdivided into six geologic periods (from oldest to youngest): the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, and Permian. The Paleozoic comes after the Neoproterozoic Era of the Proterozoic Eon and is followed by the Mesozoic Era.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), often called mare’s tail, is an invasive, deep-rooted perennial weed that will spread quickly to form a dense carpet of foliage, crowding out less vigorous plants in beds and borders.
Areas affected: Beds, borders, lawns, paths and patios wast ground
 stems 20-50cm (10-20in) tall, appear with a cone-like spore producing structure at the end of the stems.
The creeping rhizomes of this pernicious plant may go down as deep as 2m (7ft) below the surface, making them hard to remove by digging out, especially if they invade a border. They often enter gardens by spreading underground from neighbouring properties or land.
deeper roots will require a lot of excavation. Shallow, occasional weeding is not effective and can make the problem worse, as the plant can regrow from any small pieces left behind.
Infestations of horsetail can be weakened with weedkiller.

I do not like this plant i have had a few jobs to get rid of a very strong weed killer
Rosate 360 TF or  Gallup XL Super Strength Professional Glyphosate Weed Killer this is what i use all the time
last year i spayed the weeds at the tria for Helen within a week all weeds died

The horsetail plant, or Equisetum arvense, is a potentially poisonous plant if eaten in large quantities, and for livestock such as horses and cows, can cause serious damage if consumed at all.The young shoots of the horsetail plant, as well as the pulp that grows within the stems, is actually edible for humans, as long as it is consumed in small quantities

Horsetail is sometimes used in herbal mixes for soups and similar foods, but only in small quantities. As the plant matures, the stems become very stiff and abrasive. Peeling the stem reveals the edible pulp inside. Native Americans and early settlers used the rough exterior of the stems to scrub out cooking pots and pans. If you try this, rinse well to remove traces of the plant, and do not use the plant to clean any utensils used for livestock.
horsetail tea
Holland & Barrett Horsetail 30 Capsules 160mg
Horsetail Extract Oil

horsetail plant helps maintain the strength of hair, nails and even bones
Add horsetail extract to olive oil or coconut oil to help slow hair loss and promote hair growth. It can also prevent split ends and dandruff.
Helps regulate blood flow.
Functions as a diuretic
Aids in maintaining skin and hair health
Assists in easing infections
 soak for foot infections
extract for brittle nails
compress or poultice for boils and sores
boost hair strength.
As tea.
fluid retention
kidney and bladder stones, urinary tract infections
inability to control urination
Fighting cancer
Reducing bleeding and improving wound healing
Stopping or slowing down the growth of bacteria, viruses, and yeast
Increasing the uptake of calcium, remineralizing bones and teeth, and regenerating tissues
 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
Reduces Swelling
Reduces Pain
Treat Diabetes
Relaxation and Sleep
Reduce Seizures
Improve Cognition
Protects the Liver
Treat Ulcers and Hemorrhoids
Treat Herpes and HIV
Treat Heart Disease
Relieve Asthma
Relieve Diarrhea
Improve Skin Health
gum inflammation and bleeding
Treat Gout

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #169 on: January 19, 2019, 11:36:17 AM »

Jerusalem sage

Phlomis fruticosa common name Jerusalem sage is a species of flowering plant of the Lamiaceae family, native to Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Turkey,
t is a small evergreen shrub, up to 1 m tall 1.5 m wide. The sage-like, aromatic leaves are oval wrinkled grey-green with white undersides, and covered with fine hairs. Light yellow, tubular flowers,
This is a lovely plant to brighten up any garden summer flowering It is listed as Deer resistant
It is popular as an ornamental plant, and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit
Jerusalem sage is a shrub that ranges natively from Turkey to Syria. Despite its name, it is actually a close relative of mint.
 Habitat  dry and stony Meadows. they prefer a position in the sun with excellent drainage. Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Ground Cover;

Phlomis fruticosa on ... Phlomis fruticosa has no toxic effects reported. No reported toxicity to:Birds. Cats Dogs Horses Livestock People

Phlomis fruticosa is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.
use the leaves once dried use in stews casseroles and potpourri

Medicinal use of Jerusalem Sage: None known

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #170 on: January 19, 2019, 11:51:47 AM »

If you use herbs or grow herbs these book are vrey good

The Complete Herb Book is a comprehensive A-Z guide to the fascinating world of herbs, providing practical information on each herb's organic growing requirements, use, mythical properties and historical background.

The A-Z directory features a full details that include:
Natural habitat
Species and related plants
Soil properties
Watering requirements
Weather protection
Container growing
Strategies to eliminate pests
Best harvesting times
Culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and other uses
The how-to section features step-by-step instructions and best practices for herb gardening. Included are sample plans; month-by-month checklists; drying, freezing and storing guides; tips for making oils, vinegars and preserves; and information on propagation.



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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #171 on: January 20, 2019, 09:57:48 AM »


If you like walking-hiking  though the countryside and looking at some wild flowers and wonder what the plant is
Well this book has been a big help for me.
 If you find a plant and it is just all green open the book to the green section
and look for your plant

What makes this book so startlingly easy to use is that it is organised in sections by colour, to such an extent that the edges of the pages form a rainbow sequence of white, yellow, red, blue, purple, green and brown. For anyone who has tried in vain to identify a tiny yellow flower in a huge book this is an enormous advantage, and may be unique. In addition to this, the illustrations are clear watercolours, making the relevant plant very easy to identify. Colour photographs may be beautiful, but for reference this pictorial technique is far better.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #172 on: Yesterday at 10:20:09 AM »


You will see this plant around Arillas on wast ground

Field Scabious

Knautia arvensis, commonly known as field scabious, is a species in the genus Knautia. It is a perennial plant that grows between 25 and 100 cm. It prefers grassy places and dry soils
Similar species
Field Scaboius is not likely to be confused with other plants. There are similar looking plants from different genus’ in ornamental situations, Butterfly plant or Pincushion flower (Scabiosa) for example. They are not likely to be as invasive as Field Scabious.

. Another name for this plant is gipsy rose. The genus Knautia is named after a 17th-century German botanist, Christian Knaut.
Scientific name: Knautia arvensis
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Upper leaves pinnately lobed and opposite
Entire plant covered in short, stiff hairs
Pink-blue flowers in dense heads
Habitat Information
A native perennial herb of dry, well drained calcareous and neutral grassland. It can be found on chalk and limestone meadow, rough pasture, hedgerows, verges and grassy waste ground. When in flower it attracts large numbers of bees, butterflies, moths and hoverflies.

Below is Scabiosa easy to get mixed up



People take field scabious for cough and sore throat.
Field scabious is sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating skin conditions such as scabies, eczema, rashes, cracked skin around the anus (anal fissures) and anal itching. It is also applied to the skin for treating roundworm infections, bruises, and swelling (inflammation), and for cleansing and healing ulcers.
Species of scabious were used to treat scabies, and many other afflictions of the skin including sores caused by the bubonic plague. The word scabies comes from the Latin word for "scratch" (scabere). Another name for this plant is gipsy rose. The genus Knautia is named after a 17th-century German botanist, Christian Knaut.
The whole plant is astringent and mildly diuretic. An infusion is used internally as a blood purifier and externally for treating cuts, burns and bruises. The fresh or dried flowering plant can be used, with or without the roots. A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant. It is used as a blood purifier and as a treatment for eczema and other skin disorders.

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #173 on: Today at 09:02:47 AM »


Flax-leaved Daphne

Daphne gnidium -commonly known as the flax-leaved daphne Family:   Thymelaeaceae is a poisonous   is a genus of between 70 and 95 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from the Mediterranean region with narrow, dense dark-green foliage and white fragrant flowers.
Daphne gnidium is characterized by upright branches that grow 1.5 to 2 m  tall
leaves are dark green with sticky undersides. It bears white fragrant flowers in late spring or early summer. The fruits are drupes and are round and red,
Daphne gnidium grows well in sandy loam. They are commonly found in fields, woodlands garrigues, and hillsides.
 They are native to the areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea
Daphne (/ˈdæfniː/; Greek: Δάφνη, meaning "laurel"

All parts of daphne contain toxins, but the greatest concentrations occur in the bark, sap, and berries. Mezerein, an acrid resin producing a severe skin irritation; and daphnin, a bitter, poisonous glycoside. These are extremely active toxins.
 Non-fatal doses cause vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain and a burning sensation in the mouth.
 Daphne species are poisonous to humans and animals.
 Skin contact with the sap can cause dermatitis in some people

ornamental shrub for gardens parks very fragrant flowers
The flowers are very fragrant, they are put in sachets and used for pot-pourri.
They are also used to perfume wate

Medicinal use of Winter Daphne: The flowers and the stems are anodyne, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, depurative and ophthalmic. A decoction is used in the treatment of backache, myalgia, skin diseases, poor vision etc. A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of laryngitis and sore throats.
caked breast is
massaging the breast using a firm movement over the lump towards the nipple may help in rapid relief of blocked duct and release of the milk if there is an associated condition such as white spot on the nipple it can be removed with the use a sterile needle or rubbing with a towel.