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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #195 on: March 03, 2019, 10:14:29 AM »


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tree tobacco

Nicotiana glauca is a species of wild tobacco known by the common name tree tobacco.
 It resembles Cestrum parqui but differs in the form of leaves and fusion of the outer floral parts. It grows to heights of more than two meters.
Tree tobacco is native to South America but it is now widespread An invader to the Mediterranean.
Family:   Solanaceae
Habitat   It is a common roadside weed waste land
Tree tobacco has been publicized as a safe, hallucinogenic plant on some internet websites. However, smoking or ingesting the plant has lead to death. There is insufficient evidence in humans to support the use of tree tobacco for any indication.






All parts of the plant are toxic to humans and livestock, especially the green berries.
But the ripe fruit is sometimes a food source for birds and bats.

We present two cases of rare human poisoning in one family following ingestion of cooked leaves from the tobacco tree plant, Nicotiana glauca. The toxic principle of N. glauca, anabasine (C10H14N2), is a small pyridine alkaloid, similar in both structure and effects to nicotine, but appears to be more potent in humans.


All parts of the plant contain nicotine, this has been extracted and used as an insecticide.

A poultice of the leaves can be applied to cuts, bruises, swellings and other wounds. The plant has been used as a poultice for removing the pus from scrofulous sores or boils. A poultice of the leaves has been applied to inflamed throat glands. An infusion of the leaves has been used as a steam bath in the treatment of rheumatism.








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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #196 on: March 05, 2019, 09:18:06 AM »


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Mullein

Verbascum common name mullein  is a genus of about 360 species of flowering plants in the figwort family Scrophulariaceae. They are native to Europe and Asia, with the highest species diversity in the Mediterranean Greece
They are biennial or perennial plants, rarely annuals or subshrubs, growing to 0.5 to 3 metres The plants first form a dense rosette of leaves at ground level, subsequently sending up a tall flowering stem  Biennial plants form the rosette the first year and the stem the following season The flowers have five symmetrical petals; petal colours in different species include yellow most common, orange, red-brown, purple, blue, or white. The fruit is a capsule containing numerous minute seeds.
HABITAT=It grows best in dry, sandy or gravelly soils, although it can grow in a variety of habitats, including banksides, meadows, roadsides, forest clearings and pastures.parks,gardens,
Since the year 2000, a number of new hybrid cultivars have come out that have increased flower size, shorter heights, and a tendency to be longer-lived plants. A number have new colors for this genus. Many mulleins are raised from seed, including both the short-lived perennial and biennial types.






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Edible parts: Leaves and flowers. Although the leaves and flowers are edible, enjoying a cup of tea made from these parts is generally preferable. Leaves and flowers can be used in a salad.



Mullein tea is a traditional treatment for respiratory problems, such as chest colds, bronchitis and asthma.
Mullein is a soothing lung tonic and is safe for all ages
This is crumbled, dried mullein, which is known as the "base" of most herbal smoking blends. ... While they won't get you high, when blended according to the instructions below, these herbs produce a smooth, tasty smoke and give a gentle, relaxing buzz.
 mullein is used as a flavoring ingredient in alcoholic beverages.





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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #197 on: March 07, 2019, 10:26:37 AM »


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GRASS NO NEIL NOT THE SMOKING TYPE

THIS IS ONLY A OUTLINE IT CAN GO ON FOR EVER

The true grasses (Poaceae) are one of the largest plant families  around 12,000 species and roughly 800 genera. The cereal crop species and other plants of economic importance, such as the bamboos, and several important weeds.
we take Grass for granted we walk on it, we play sports on it,most of our gardens, roadsides, fields, meadows, ornamental grasses 
All colours and all sizes and shapes
Grass is not one dose all, There are different mixtures for allsorts of areas Hard wearing grass,drought tolerant, damp areas,sunny,shade tolerant, close cut tolerant, meadows only cut once a year[Autumn]
Football and Rugby etc use very hard wearing grass but i hear you say what about lawn tennis and cricket yes it is hard wearing
Football and rugby pitchs blades of grass are 4-5 inches ht and can not withstand close cutting
Tennis and cricket use blades of grass quarter to half inch ht can not be left to grow long the hard wearing seed will take over
Habitats every place you can think of get the right mix for the area you want to cover it will grow
 Grass covers approximately 20%  earth's surface
Grasses Many of them have been introduced at one time or another, either for fodder or cereal crops or as ornamental plants. ... Grasses are very successful as plants, largely because they grow continuously from the base. This means that they are not destroyed by grazing and mowing – which is why our lawns are made of grass.





In principle, people can eat grass; it is non-toxic and edible. As a practical food source, however, your lawn leaves a lot to be desired. There are two main problems with a grass diet. The first is that human stomachs have difficulty digesting raw leaves and grasses


Without grass, more soil washes into the water, reducing the amount of sunlight that can penetrate the water. The nutrients and chemicals carried with the soil can cause large algae blooms, which can steal oxygen from the water and kill fish
Maintaining a healthy, thick lawn also benefits the environment. Unlike hard surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, and wood, lawn grass helps clean the air, trap carbon dioxide, reduce erosion from stormwater runoff, improve soil, decrease noise pollution, and reduce temperatures.
Most councils if you got a front lawn and you want to concrete or pave it over you need council approval to go ahead



The leaves and roots are used to make medicine. Couch grass root is taken by mouth for constipation, cough, bladder swelling (inflammation), fever, high blood pressure, or kidney stones. It is also used for water retention. Couch grass roots or leaves are applied to treat fevers.
Wheatgrass provides a concentrated amount of nutrients, including iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, C and E. Wheatgrass fans say that its rich nutrient content boosts immunity, kills harmful bacteria in the digestive system, and rids the body of wastes.
Conch grass improves breast milk production,
Cynodon dactylon prevents cold:
Cynodon dactylon for diarrhea:
Doob grass for stress management:
Cynodon dactylon as blood purifie
Doob grass stops nose bleeding:
Bermuda grass for eye infection:
Doob grass for phlegm removal:
Bermuda grass for nerves
Skin rashes cure
Bleeding of gums
Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
immunity
controls sugar
grass for acidity:
menstrual problems:





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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #198 on: March 07, 2019, 12:59:58 PM »
Kevin
Is the rumour true that Bev sent you out, go get a joint for the Sunday roast, and you came home with a cannabis ciggie???
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Boro,Boris,Bori-I can, you can, he can. and can you-Boris?

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #199 on: March 07, 2019, 05:04:12 PM »


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Neil yes it was true

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #200 on: March 10, 2019, 12:06:37 PM »


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Lawn Daisy

Bellis perennis is the latin name more common names are common daisy, lawn daisy or English daisy
 of the Asteraceae family
Bellis may come from bellus, Latin for "pretty", and perennis is Latin for "everlasting".
The name daisy is considered a corruption of day's eye
This plant is common in europe
The plant  naturalises in many lawns as a weed thay have developed many colours and flower heads
Daisy is used as a girl's name and as a nickname for girls named Margaret, after the French name for the oxeye daisy, marguerite.
Habitat=grow in lawns, churchyards, playing fields and parks - indeed they seem able to thrive almost anywhere that permanent meadows or other kinds of grassland are kept to a short sward either by moderate grazing, frequent mowing, or just the passage of people's feet.
Flowers of Bellis perennis first appear in early spring and the plants continues blooming all through summer and into autumn. In May these robust wildflowers are usually at their very best.





Daisies pose little to no toxicity risk to humans though it is advisable to get medical attention immediately if any question ever arises. ... The common or English daisy (Bellis perennis) and the poison daisy (Anthemis cotula) are two varieties that are poisonous to dogs, cats and horses.

This daisy may be used as a potherb. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked, noting that the leaves become increasingly astringent with age.[6] Flower buds and petals can be eaten raw in sandwiches, soups and salads.It is also used as a tea and as a vitamin supplement
Can be used in hanging baskets,Tubs,Pots ,bedding in gardens parks Roundabouts ONLY THE CULTIVARs are used
Daisies have traditionally been used for making daisy chains in children's games
The white and yellow Daisies can be found in meadows,fields,Roadside,waste ground,Grassed foot paths



The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicinal tea. People take wild daisy tea for coughs, bronchitis, disorders of the liver and kidneys, and swelling (inflammation). They also use it as a drying agent (astringent) and as a "blood purifier."
commonly used for injuries to deeper tissues such as after surgery and for sprains and bruises.
Daisy Flower Extract is a non-toxic extract of the Daisy Flower often used to brighten skin and prevent hyperpigmentation. ... Daisy Flower Extract is a great alternative for people who can't tolerate Hydroquinone or Kojic Acid or are pregnant and want to effectively treat hyperpigmentation.
 Recent research (1994) has been looking at the possibility of using the plant in HIV therapy.
Abscesses,
 ascites,
asthma,
bloating,
 chronic and acute bronchitis
Lip diseases,
 lung or breast cancer,
 cirrhosis,
 cerebrovascular attacks
Constipation,
 headaches,
swollen edema,
 slow digestion,
 furuncles
Intestinal gas,
 hepatitis,
 kidney failure,
 intoxication
Irritations of the skin,
gravel,
 mycosis,
 migraines
Swollen eyes,
pemphigus,
 spots, red eyelids
Porphyries,
 wounds,
rheumatics,
 tumors,
 cough







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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #201 on: March 12, 2019, 09:21:48 AM »


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cat's-ear

Catsear, flatweed, hairy cat's ear, false dandelion all known as Hypochaeris radicata-Catsear  Family:   Asteraceae  is a perennial, low-lying edible herb often found in lawns. This plant is native to Europe  but has also been introduced to the Americas,[6][7][8] Japan,[9] Australia[10] and New Zealand where it can be an invasive weed.
Its name is derived from Greek ὑπό (under) and χοῖρος (young pig).
In English, Catsear is derived from the words cat's ear, and refers to the shape and fine hair on the leaves resembling that of the ear of a cat.
The leaves, which may grow up to eight inches tall,are lobed and covered in fine hairs, forming a low-lying rosette around a central taproot. Forked stems carry bright yellow flower heads, and when mature these form seeds attached to windborne "parachutes".

The Dandelion-like weed is confusing to look at
The plant is also known as "false dandelion," as it is commonly mistaken for true dandelions. Both plants carry similar flowers which form windborne seeds. However, catsear flowering stems are forked and solid, whereas dandelions possess unforked stems that are hollow. Both plants have a rosette of leaves and a central taproot. The leaves of dandelions are jagged in appearance, whereas those of catsear are more lobe-shaped and hairy. Both plants have similar uses.
Habitat Information
Catsear is a native perennial that can remain in leaf throughout all but the severest of winters. It is a plant of dry, sandy and slightly acidic soils and can be found on a range of habitats including open meadows, pastures, heaths, sand dunes, roadsides and waste ground. It is very tolerant of drought due to its deep root system and its basal rosette of leaves confers a degree of tolerance to gazing pressure. It tends not to be found on very fertile soils our in places prone to waterlogging.
Cat’s ears that make their home in lawns have adapted over the years to a growing habit that is close to the ground to prevent it from being cut by a lawnmower blade.




These are other look alike dandelions and can be seen in Arillas





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This species is suspected of causing stringhalt in horses if consumed in excess



All parts of the catsear plant are edible; however, the leaves and roots are those most often harvested. The leaves are bland in taste but can be eaten raw in salads, steamed, or used in stir-fries
Older leaves can become tough and fibrous,
 but younger leaves are suitable for consumption. In contrast to the edible leaves of dandelion, catsear leaves only rarely have some bitterness. In Crete, Greece, the leaves of a variety called παχιές (pachiés) or αγριοράδικα (agriorádika) are eaten boiled or steamed by the locals
The root can be roasted and ground to form a coffee substitute.



Catsear is rich in nutrients and antioxidants – hence its popularity in recipes around the world – and this also means it has long been used for medicinal purposes. Uses include acting as a diuretic for kidney problems, and treating urinary infections, gallstones, rheumatism, constipation and liver infections.





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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #202 on: March 13, 2019, 09:13:13 AM »


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Broadleaf Plantain
THIS CAN BE SEEN ALL OVER CORFU
Is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae. Other common names are               
broadleaf plantain, white man's foot, or greater plantain
The latin name is=Plantago major  The plant is native to most of Europe and northern and central Asia, but has widely naturalised elsewhere in the world.
Plantago major is one of the most abundant and widely distributed medicinal crops in the world.
Plantago major is an herbaceous perennial plant with a rosette of leaves 15–30 cm in diameter
Each leaf is oval-shaped, 5–20 cm long and 4–9 cm broad, rarely up to 30 cm long and 17 cm broad, with an acute apex and a smooth margin; there are five to nine conspicuous veins. The flowers are small, greenish-brown with purple stamens, produced in a dense spike 5–15 cm long on top of a stem 13–15 cm tall (rarely to 70 cm tall)
Plantain is wind-pollinated,
Plantago is a genus of about 200 species of small, inconspicuous plants commonly called plantains or fleaworts. The common name plantain is shared with the unrelated cooking plantain, a kind of banana. Most are herbaceous plants, though a few are subshrubs growing to 60 cm (24 in) tall.
They are found in many different habitats, most commonly in wet areas like seepages or bogs. They can also be found in alpine and semi-alpine or coastal areas. The cosmopolitan weeds can be frequently seen at the side of roads.Parks,Gardens,Meadows,Wasteland,Fields,





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Broadleaf plantain is also a highly nutritious leaf vegetable that is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. The young, tender leaves can be eaten raw, and the older, stringier leaves can be boiled in stews and eaten.
Edible parts: The entire plant. Young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. They are somewhat bitter and tedious to prepare because it's generally preferable (though not required) to remove the fibrous strands before use


Plantago species have been used since prehistoric The herb is astringent,
Great plantain is used for bladder infections, bronchitis, colds, and irritated or bleeding hemorrhoids. It is also used to kill germs and reduce swelling.
anti-histamine,
anti-inflammatory,
antimicrobial
anti-toxic
irritable bowel syndrome,
laxative
constipation,
blisters
poultice of the leaves is useful for insect bites
poison-ivy rashes, minor sores, and boils
help decrease pain and swelling
Antidote;  Astringent;  Demulcent;  Deobstruent;  Depurative;  Diuretic;  Expectorant;  Haemostatic; 
Ophthalmic;  Poultice;  Refrigerant;  Vermifuge.









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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #203 on: March 14, 2019, 09:03:01 AM »



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chickweed

chickweed, is an annual flowering plant Stellaria media in the carnation family Caryophyllaceae. It is native to Europe,
 It is used as a cooling herbal remedy, and grown as a vegetable crop and ground cover for both human consumption and poultry budgerigars love it
The plant germinates in autumn or late winter, then forms large mats of foliage.
The plants are annual and with weak slender stems, they reach a length up to 40 cm. Sparsely hairy, with hairs in a line along the stem. The leaves are oval and opposite, the lower ones with stalks. Flowers are white and small with five very deeply lobed petals. The stamens are usually three and the styles three The flowers are followed quickly by the seed pods. This plant flowers and sets seed at the same time.
Habitat
Very common in lawns, meadows, waste places and open areas roadsides






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It can be added to soups or stews, but in the last five minutes to prevent overcooking. Unlike many wild edibles, the chickweed's stems, leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible. ... Only the Mouse-ear chickweed has to be cooked. The rest can be eaten raw



Chickweed is a plant. The leaf is used to make medicine. People take chickweed for constipation, stomach and bowel problems, blood disorders, asthma and other lung diseases, obesity, a vitamin C deficiency disease called scurvy, a skin condition called psoriasis, rabies, itching, and muscle and joint pain.





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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #204 on: March 20, 2019, 08:58:47 AM »


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European searocket

Cakile maritima Family:Brassicaceae is a common plant in the mustard family. It is widespread in Europe
It can now be found in many other areas of the world where it has been introduced.  It has white to light purple flowers and sculpted, segmented, corky brown fruits one to three centimeters long. The fruits float and are water-dispersed It is a glabrous, succulent annual, with a slender or stout taproot. It has a branched stem prostrate or ascending, growing up to 15–45 cm
Habitat
It grows on the foreshores near large dune systems, and in shingle banks. It is tolerant of salt spray and transient seawater inundation. It is pollinated by a wide range of insects,





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Leaves, stems, flower buds and immature seedpods - raw or cooked. They are rich in vitamin C but have a very bitter taste.
. Used mainly as a flavouring. Very young leaves can be added to salads whilst older leaves can be mixed with milder tasting leaves and used as a potherb.
Root - dried and ground into a powder, then mixed with cereal flours and used to make bread. A famine food, it is only used in times of scarcity.



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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #205 on: March 23, 2019, 10:49:41 AM »


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Tree Houseleek

Other common names are tree aeonium or Irish rose  is a succulent, subtropical subshrub in the flowering plant family Crassulaceae the latin name is Aeonium arboreum. This drought-tolerant plant hates water around its roots,
I have seen this plant growing near Afionas.
 It is native to the hillsides of the Canary Islands, where it is known as bejeque arboreo and introduced in the Mediterranean It bears rosettes of leaves and large pyramidal panicles of bright yellow flowers in the spring. In temperate regions it needs to be grown under glass
The succulent leaves are typically arranged on a basal stem, in a dense, spreading rosette. A feature which distinguishes this genus from many of its relatives is the manner in which the flowers bear free petals, and are divided into 6 or 12 sections . Each rosette produces a central inflorescence only once, and then dies back (though it will usually branch or offset to produce
Much hybridising has been done, resulting in several cultivars of mixed or unknown parentage. Of these, the following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit:-
The genus name comes from the ancient Greek "aionos" (ageless)
habitat: Aeonium arboreum is a subtropical succulent sub-shrub native to the hillsides of the Canary Islands where their natural range includes arid desert regions.
 Aeonium arboreum is a treelike in that its woody stems branch out freely, but it is unlikely to exceed 90cm (3 feet) in height. The 5-8cm (2-3 inch) long leaves of its rosettes are spoon-shaped and shiny green.
Aeonium. Aeonium is a genus of about 35 species of succulent, subtropical plants . Many species are popular in horticulture.






NONE Aeonium arboreum has no toxic effects reported.


Aeonium arboreum has no particular known value to wildlife.
grow in gardens Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers  parks and wasteland and sand dunes


Iconic succulent plants. Succulent plants possess specialised water-storing tissues that give them a unique ability to maintain photosynthesis and other metabolic processes during droughts. ...
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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #206 on: March 27, 2019, 09:16:39 AM »


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Easter tree

Forsythia  is a genus of flowering plants in the olive family Oleaceae.mostly native to eastern Asia, but one native to southeastern Europe  There are about 11 species. the genus is named after William Forsyth.
William Forsyth (1737 – 25 July 1804) was a Scottish botanist. He was a royal head gardener and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society. A genus of flowering plants, Forsythia, is named in his honour.
Forsythia are deciduous shrubs typically growing to a height of 1–3 m (3 ft 3 in–9 ft 10 in) and, rarely, up to 6 m (20 ft) with rough grey-brown bark. The leaves are borne oppositely and are usually simple, though sometimes trifoliate with a basal pair of small leaflets; they range between 2 and 10 cm (0.79 and 3.94 in) in length and, rarely, up to 15 cm (5.9 in), with a margin that is serrated or entire (smooth).
The flowers are produced in the early spring before the leaves, bright yellow with a deeply four-lobed flower,
Habitat: Parks and gardens.wasteland.hedgerows
In full sun you get more flower




Forsythia is said to be nontoxic on lists of poisonous plants for pets and humans,


Garden Beds and Hedging


This herb is employed to treat multiple health conditions, including sore throat, fever, vomiting, bronchiolitis (distension of the small airways in the lungs), swellings/ inflammations, pain, heart disease, tonsillitis, gonorrhea, HIV/ AIDS as well as acute skin rashes those that are caused by erysipelas (a bacterium) and accompanied by fever plus vomiting. Occasionally, forsythia is administered intravenously (by means of an IV) combined with other different herbs to treat bronchiolitis.
treating hemorrhoids
treating breast cancer.
treating fevers, colds, jaundice and even various forms of cancer.




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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #207 on: March 28, 2019, 09:25:21 AM »

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white hedge-nettle

Prasium, common name white hedge-nettle, is a genus of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family
It contains only one known species, Prasium majus, first described for modern science in 1753. It is native to Madeira, the Canary Islands, and the Mediterranean region of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, as far east as Turkey and Israel
Flowers:White
Flowering Period:January, February, March, April, May, June
Height: 40cm
HABITAT  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands,grassland, shrub-steppes


 


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« Reply #208 on: April 04, 2019, 09:03:49 AM »


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Thanks to Vivvian asking about this plant

rocktrumpet You can see this plant outside AMMOS

Mandevilla common name is rocktrumpet  is a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering vines belonging to the dogbane family, Apocynaceae.  The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British diplomat and gardener.
Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Many originate from the Serra dos Órgăos forests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mandevillas develop spectacular, often fragrant flowers in warm climates.The flowers come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, and red. Many hybrids have been developed, mainly deriving from M.×amabilis, M. splendens, and M. sanderi As climbers, Mandevillas can be trained against a wall or trellis to provide a leafy green and often flowering picture of beauty.Mature Height x Spread 5 to 10 feet x 1 foot  45 to 50 °F is the minimum temperature that can be tolerated by mandevilla,Outdoors, grow mandevillas in partial shade. They need rich, well-drained, sandy soil with humus added. Provide a frame, trellis or stake for support. Pinch young plants to induce bushiness.flowers from April until the autumn.





The mandevilla plant (Mandevilla spp.) is generally considered to be nontoxic, but it can cause mild toxicity if eaten
Like other mildly toxic plants, mandevilla can cause stomach discomfort and, in some cases, vomiting. The plant's milky sap can trigger irritation if it comes into direct contact with skin, according to the University of Florida. That could mean you experience sore skin around the lips and mouth if the mandevilla is ingested. Feelings of nausea can occur if you accidentally eat a large amount of mandevilla.



It may be used in hanging baskets.
In areas that are warm enough to plant it in the ground, mandevilla may be used over arbors and pergolas or to cover a fence.
It will not survive indefinitely indoors, but it is often used as a short-term houseplant.



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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #209 on: April 10, 2019, 09:14:43 AM »


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Blackberry free wifi with this one

The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the genus Rubus in the family Rosaceae,
Blackberries are perennial plants which typically bear biennial stems ("canes") from the perennial root system
In its first year, a new stem, the primocane, grows vigorously to its full length of 3–6 m (in some cases, up to 9 m),
The flowers are produced in late spring and early summer on short racemes on the tips of the flowering laterals. Each flower is about 2–3 cm in diameter with five white or pale pink petals The drupelets only develop around ovules that are fertilized by the male gamete from a pollen grain.

However the plants are also considered a weed, sending down roots from branches that touch the ground, and sending up suckers from the roots.
The usually black fruit is not a berry in the botanical sense of the word. Botanically it is termed an aggregate fruit, composed of small drupelets. It is a widespread and well-known group of over 375 species, many of which are closely related apomictic microspecies native throughout Europe, northwestern Africa, temperate western and central Asia and North and South America
HABITAT - Will grow in most places
Some are thornless blackberry  first developed at the John Innes Centre in Norwich,
Blackberry fruits are red before they are ripe, leading to an old expression that "blackberries are red when they're green


 


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Cultivated blackberries are notable for their significant contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K
Blackberries contain numerous large seeds that are not always preferred by consumers. The seeds contain oil rich in omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid) fats as well as protein, dietary fiber, carotenoids, ellagitannins, and ellagic acid
The soft fruit is popular for use in desserts, jams, seedless jelly, and sometimes wine. It is often mixed with apples for pies and crumbles. Blackberries are also used to produce candy.


The leaf, root, and fruit (berry) are used to make medicine.
 treating diarrhea,
 fluid retention,
diabetes,
 gout,
 and pain and swelling (inflammation);
 preventing cancer and heart disease.
It is also used as a mouth rinse for mild mouth and throat irritation.
Prevents Endothelial Dysfunction
Boosts Cognition
Improves Digestion
Boosts Immunity
Weight Management
Healthy Bones
Improves Vision
Skin Care
Normal Blood Clotting
Useful in Pregnancy