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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 »


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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 »



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Cyclamen

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
Ringworm
Intestinal worms
Migraines and headaches
Colds
Flatulence
Infected wounds
   Anemia.
      Bones, pain in.
      Chlorosis.
      Climacteric sufferings.
      Coryza.
      Diplopia.
      Dyspepsia.
      Enteralgia.
      Eyes, affections of.     
      Heel, pain in.
      Hiccough.
      Menstruation, disorders of.
      Mental derangement.
      Pregnancy, sickness of, disorders of.
      Prostatitis.
      Rheumatism.
      Strabismus.
      Thirst, absence of.
      Urethritis.
      Vertigo.
     



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


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horsetail

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 »


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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 gardenersworld.com. ... 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 »


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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
Recipes.
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 »


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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: January 21, 2019, 10:20:09 AM »


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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



UNKOWN


UNKNOWN USES


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: January 22, 2019, 09:02:47 AM »


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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.








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« Reply #174 on: January 23, 2019, 09:49:51 AM »


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Blue Plumbago

Plumbago auriculata common names blue plumbago, Cape plumbago or Cape leadwort  in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to South Africa
It is an evergreen shrub, often grown as a climber, ascending rapidly to 6 m tall by 3 m wide in nature,
 It has light blue to blue flowers and also variations with white   flowers. The leaves are a glossy green and grow to 5 cm long. Plumbago grow best in full sun to part shade.
The specific epithet auriculata means "with ears", referring to the shape of the leaves
It is fast growing, drought resistant and rewarding and will grow in any soil, but will perform best if planted with plenty of compost. Plumbago is somewhat frost tender but will quickly re-grow if damaged
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping -Xeriscaping is the process of landscaping or gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation.






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.

The sap of the roots is grey-blue, and is used for tattoo
 flowers and leaves of Plumbago are used as a dye for textiles


A decoction of the aerial parts or roots is taken to treat blackwater fever
To relieve headache
powdered root is put on warts to make them disappear






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« Reply #175 on: January 24, 2019, 09:06:01 AM »


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Greek peony

Paeonia parnassica, the common name Greek peony, is native to the mountains of south-central Greece. The flowers are produced in late spring with a deep maroon red colouring on 65 cm stems. The blooms are large, up to 12 cm in diameter and bear a boss of rich orange stamens.
Family:   Paeoniaceae the current consensus is 33 known species
Peonies are among the most popular garden plants in temperate regions.
Peanies are Herbaceous plant
there are other species and colours from white to deep red
In Europe, herbaceous peonies are a part of ancient Greek mythology and are highly regarded for their medicinal properties.
You also can get Wild peony
And diffrent Flower types
Six types of flower are generally distinguished in cultivars of herbaceous peonies.

Single: a single or double row of broad petals encircle fertile stamens, carpels visible.
Japanese: a single or double row of broad petals encircle somewhat broadened staminodes, may carry pollen along the edges, carpels visible.
Anemone: a single or double row of broad petals encircle narrow incurved petal-like staminodes; fertile stamens are absent, carpels visible.
Semi-double: a single or double row of broad petals encircles further broad petals intermingled with stamens.
: a single row of broad petals encircles a shorter dense pompon of narrower petals.
Double: the flower consists of many broad petals only, including those which likely are altered stamens and carpels.
Herbaceous Paeonia include:-
Paeonia anomala
Paeonia broteri
Paeonia brownii
Paeonia californica
Paeonia cambessedesii
Paeonia caucasica
Paeonia clusii
Paeonia daurica
Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii
Paeonia emodi
Paeonia japonica
Paeonia kesrouanensis
Paeonia lactiflora
Paeonia macrophylla
Paeonia mairei
Paeonia mascula
Paeonia obovata
Paeonia parnassica
Paeonia peregrina
Paeonia sinjiangensis
Paeonia sterniana
Paeonia steveniana
Paeonia tenuifolia
Paeonia veitchii
Paeonia wittmanniana
But the greek peony Paeonia parnassica is a deep  maroon





Peonies.  poisonous: The roots, flowers and seeds of peonies are toxic. Symptoms: If peonies are ingested, poisoning may cause nausea, diarrhea, skin irritation, tremors and an accelerated heartbeat.



Uses in parks - garden - Tubs - pots

Women use peony for menstrual cramps, polycystic ovary syndrome, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and for starting menstruation or causing an abortion. It is also used for viral hepatitis, livercirrhosis, upset stomach, muscle cramps, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), and to cause vomiting.
 prized for its medicinal uses and known to the ancient greeks as 'The Queen of all Herbs




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« Reply #176 on: January 30, 2019, 10:02:52 AM »


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Lime Trees or Linden

Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere British Isles they are commonly called lime trees  although they are not closely related to the tree that produces the lime fruit. Other names include linden for the European species, and basswood for North American species The genus occurs in Europe Family:   Malvaceae  Tilia species are mostly large, deciduous trees, reaching typically 20 to 40 metres  Limes are hermaphroditic, having perfect flowers with both male and female parts, pollinated by insects.
Tilia. Think of lime trees and the first thought that pops into most people's heads is "don't park underneath them" because of their unfortunate attractiveness to aphids, which then produce masses of sticky honeydew that drips onto the cars below and is difficult to wash off.




Whilst some lime trees are toxic for bees, others provide a very useful nectar source. Reputedly some lime trees (tilia) are poisonous for some bee species and less toxic for others, or have at least a narcotic effect. ... Dead bumblebees had been found beneath a lime tree with parts of the abdomen missing.UNKNOWN TO HUMANS


The wood is used in marionette- and puppet-making and -carving. Having a fine light grain and being comparatively light in weight, it has been used for centuries for this purpose;

Tilia flowers are used in herbalism for colds, cough, fever, infections, inflammation, high blood pressure, headache (particularly migraine), and as a diuretic (increases urine production), antispasmodic (reduces smooth muscle spasm along the digestive tract), and sedative.





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« Reply #177 on: January 31, 2019, 11:00:25 AM »


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IVY

Hedera, commonly called ivy  is a genus of 12–15 species of evergreen climbing or ground-creeping woody plants in the family Araliaceae, native to western, central and southern Europe,
 On suitable surfaces for climbing, including trees, natural rock outcrops or man-made structures such as quarry rock faces or built masonry and wooden structures, they can climb to at least 30 m above the ground. Ivies have two leaf types, with palmately lobed juvenile leaves on creeping and climbing stems and unlobed cordate adult leaves on fertile flowering stems exposed to full sun,  usually high in the crowns of trees or the tops of rock faces, from 2 m or more above ground
The flowers are greenish-yellow with five small petals; they are produced in umbels in autumn to early winter and are very rich in nectar. The fruit is a greenish-black, dark purple or (rarely) yellow berry 5–10 mm diameter with one to five seeds, ripening in late winter to mid-spring. The seeds are dispersed by birds which eat the berries.
 For their evergreen foliage attracting wildlife, Several ivy species have become a serious invasive species and classed as a weed
 Climbing ivy if moths are in the ivy up a tree in some areas Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas you can not cut down because some moths are rare




Ivy Hedera helix is food for the following moths:
Clepsis consimilana
Lozotaenia forsterana
 Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus
 Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata
Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria
 Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae
Old Lady Mormo maura






English ivy (Hedera helix) is an indoor and outdoor ornamental vine. This plant contains saponins, which have caused poisoning in cattle, dogs, sheep, and humans. Two chemicals in the sap can also cause severe contact dermatitis in sensitive humans.
Toxic parts
leaves mature fruit plant juices
 Humans who ingested the berries have shown symptoms, including coma. Dermatitis is rare but can be severe. Weeping lesions and blisters respond slowly to treatment


Hedera helix 'Hibernica', common ivy, is not the 'poison ivy' Toxicodendron radicans


Good for wild life food and habitat


Hederae folium is used for the treatment of respiratory tract diseases with intense mucous formation, respiratory tract infections and in irritating cough which stems from common cold.
anti-inflammatory
antiarthritic
antioxidant
antiviral
antispasmodic
antimicrobial
antitumor
asthma
bronchitis
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
inflammation
arthritis

English ivies are one of the top 10 air-purifying plants, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). English ivies can remove toxins like:
benzene
formaldehyde
xylene
toulene







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« Reply #178 on: February 01, 2019, 09:09:39 AM »


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Shadbush

Amelanchier also known as shadbush, shadwood or shadblow, serviceberry or sarvisberry, or just sarvis, juneberry, saskatoon, sugarplum or wild-plum, and chuckley pear is a genus of about 20 species of deciduous-leaved shrubs and small trees in the Rose family Rosaceae.  Two species also occur in Asia, and one in Europe.
Amelanchier is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere,
Amelanchier lamarckii=  is a large deciduous flowering shrub or small tree in the family Rosaceae. It is widely naturalised in Europe, where it is known as snowy mespilus
The various species of Amelanchier grow to 0.2–20 m tal
The bark is gray or less often brown 1–20 flowers, erect or drooping, either in clusters of one to four flowers
The fruit is a berry-like pome, red to purple to nearly black at maturity, 5–15 mm diameter, insipid to delectably sweet, maturing in summer
Amelanchier plants are valued horticulturally, and their fruits are important to wildlife
Edible berries follow from June until August. The young leaves are an attractive bronze colour when they first emerge, darkening to a lush green in late spring and summer. In the autumn they turning vivid shades or orange/deep-red before falling. Forms a small garden tree.



   

NONE UNKNOWN

The berries of Amelanchier are edible and ripen in mid summer. They taste similar to blueberries and can be eaten many ways. They are delicious raw and even after eating many berries there is no unpleasant aftertaste. They can also be used in pies and jams.
 can be planted in a small, town garden and it provides several seasons of interest, from its masses of white star-shaped flowers in spring to its colourful leaves and ornamental shrubs
The wood is hard and strong and useful for making small tool handles. Amelanchiers can also be used as a dwarfing rootstock for apples and pears.



The fruit is rich in iron and copper. The tree also has medicinal uses - traditionally a tea was made from the root bark (mixed with other unspecified herbs) and used as a tonic in the treatment of excessive menstrual bleeding and also to treat diarrhoea.
 The bark is sometimes used as a flavouring agent in cough syrups.
 The roots and the bark are a blood tonic
 An infusion of the root bark has been used as a wash for burns, old sores and ulcers.
 A decoction of the inner bark has been used as a treatment for laryngitis and stomach aches.
 treat diarrhoea and bloody discharges of the bowels.






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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #179 on: February 03, 2019, 11:06:58 AM »


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Ash

Fraxinus common name Ash is a genus of flowering plants in the olive and lilac family, Oleaceae.
45–65 species of usually medium to large trees, mostly deciduous, though a few subtropical species are evergreen
is widespread across much of Europe, Asia, and North America.
 Ash  traces back to the Old English æsc, while the generic name originated in Latin. Both words also mean "spear" in their respective languages.[As a letter of the Old English Latin alphabet, it was called æsc ("ash tree") after the Anglo-Saxon futhorc rune which it transliterated; its traditional name in English is still ash ]
The seeds, popularly known as "keys" or "helicopter seeds
Most Fraxinus species are dioecious, having male and female flowers on separate plants but gender in ash is expressed as a continuum between male and female individuals, dominated by unisexual trees. With age, ash may change their sexual function from predominantly male and hermaphrodite towards femaleness
 Grown as an ornamental and both sexes are present, ashes can cause a considerable litter problem with their seeds. Rowans or mountain ashes have leaves and buds superficially similar to those of true ashes, but belong to the unrelated genus Sorbus in the rose family.
Fraxinus excelsior is the european ash and the one you will most probably see around Arillas or Corfu
It is native throughout mainland Europe It is a large deciduous tree growing to 12–18 m

The Ash tree is the tree of life Mentioned in the Bible that’s why God Cast Adam and Eve out of the Garden Island called the Garden of Eden with hands of the Ash always pointing to Sun it shows Love for Creation under the Sun.





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People have used ash timber for years. It is one of the toughest hardwoods and absorbs shocks without splintering. It is used for making tools and sport handles, including hammers, axes, spades, hockey sticks and oars. An attractive wood, it is also used for furniture.
Ash flooring has a very light natural color that can brighten up almost any home. It has ample character throughout creating a beautiful floor with interest.
Ash wood is used to make various tools, handles, baseball and softball bats and bows. It also makes very good firewood. Ash trees are also perfect material for old fashion shafts for bow and arrows. In Norse Mythology, the world tree Yggdrasil is commonly thought to be an ash tree.
Ash wood was used to make spears
A green dye is obtained from the leaves The bark is a source of tannin



Depending on the species, ash tree chewing gum can taste very sweet. This is because it contains mannose. Moreover, the bark of the ash tree is edible and the leaves which are described as being refreshing are much appreciated.
Ash was once an ancient remedy for snake bites, and was believed to cure many other ailments from obesity to leprosy! Ash was used to treat jaundice, kidney and bladder stones, flatulence, warts, ringworm, and earache.