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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 02:00:35 PM »



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Buddleia davidii

Buddleja davidii, also called summer lilac, butterfly-bush, or orange eye, is a species of flowering plant in the family Scrophulariaceae, native to Sichuan and Hubei provinces in central China, and also Japan. It is widely used as an ornamental plant, and many named varieties are in cultivation.
Habitat of Butterfly Bush: Found in rocky riverside habitats 1300 - 2600 metres in China. Waste places, often on brick walls in Britain.
Other uses of the herb: Black or green dyes can be obtained from the flowers, leaves and stems combined. An orange-gold to brown dye can be obtained from the flowers.



The “Buddleia Officinalis” Toxicity Questions. Plants of the Buddleia genus are considered nontoxic if accidentally ingested by humans, according to California Poison Control's website. ... Given these mixed messages, it's best to play it safe and avoid ingesting butterfly bush roots, leaves, flowers and seeds. is one of the species of the Buddleia family and its flower buds and flowers are believed to help with cramps and spasms caused due to issues with the intestines, bladder or stomach by traditional Korean medicine practitioners. It is also prescribed in case someone is suffering from a health condition called the “irritable bowel syndrome”. Like in Chinese medicine, its flowers and flower buds are believed to aid in diseases of the eyes in traditional Korean medicine. Besides the flower buds, the leaves of the Buddleia Officinalis are believed to aid in the treatment of all the following health conditions: Gonorrhea, Hepatitis and Hernia. It is believed to work like Vitamin P that helps in reducing the fragility of skin and small intestine’s blood vessel.




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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2018, 01:17:33 PM »
Well I've just read all your fab plant info and I enjoyed it hugely.  I'm a florist handling monkshood almost daily so will wash my hands afterwards now! Keep them coming Kev and Bev  and thanks x

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2018, 02:19:33 PM »



Hi mo
Thanks for your comments I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday it was good fun playing darts at the rainbow
You could wear surgical gloves you can get in boots

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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 04:29:55 PM »


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GAZANIA

Gazania, also known as the African daisy, and treasure flower. is a perennial flower native to South Africa. In America, it is sometimes grown as an annual, as it often does not survive harsh winters throughout much of the country. It is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa.
They produce large, daisy-like composite flowerheads in brilliant shades of yellow and orange, over a long period in summer. They are often planted as drought-tolerant groundcover.

This plant is on the sea front near the Kaloudis


I have found gazania on lists of non-toxic plants, there don't seem to be any recorded medicinal uses. It is a popular garden plant. it is one of the parent plants for the numerous Gazania hybrids that are offered in many nurseries today.







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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2018, 10:59:32 AM »



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Malus pumila Apple

Apple trees are large if grown from seed. Generally apple cultivars are propagated by grafting onto rootstocks, which control the size of the resulting tree  Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and uses, including cooking, eating raw and cider production.An apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus pumila). Apple trees are cultivated worldwide, and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including Norse, Greek and European Christian traditions. 



Toxicity of Apple Seeds. Apple seeds do contain a small amount of cyanide, which is a lethal poison, but you are protected from the toxin by the hard seed coating. If you eat whole apple seeds, they pass through your digestive system relatively untouched.

Apples are used to control diarrhea or constipation; and for the softening, passage, and collection of gallstones. They are also used to prevent cancer, especially lung cancer. Other uses include treating cancer, diabetes, dysentery, fever, heart problems, warts, and a vitamin C-deficiency condition called scurvy.

Manchineel Not a Apple it looks like one
THIS SIGN IS ON COSTA RICAN BEACH


The manchineel tree is an endangered species. It's also very dangerous, dubbed 'little apple of death' by conquistadors. The manchineel tree may be endangered, but so is anyone who messes with it. That's because this rare tropical plant, which offers deceptively sweet fruit, is one of the most poisonous trees on Earth






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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2018, 10:09:09 AM »


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MARABILIS  THE Four o'clocks   

Mirabilis is a genus of plants in the family Nyctaginaceae known as the four-o'clocks or umbrellaworts. The best known species may be Mirabilis jalapa, the plant most commonly called four o'clock.

There are several dozen species in the genus, of herbaceous plants, mostly found in the Americas. Some form tuberous roots that enable them to perennate through dry and cool seasons. They have small, deep-throated flowers, often very fragrant. You get cross pollination on one plant hence the stripes or different colours on one plant
Although best known as ornamental plants, at least one species, mauka (M. expansa), is grown for food.
Mirabilis expansa (mauka or chago) is a species of flowering plant cultivated as a root vegetable in the Andes, at cold, windy altitudes between 2,200 m (7,200 ft) and 3,500 m (11,500 ft). The above-ground portion dies back with frost, but the root is quite hardy. The roots can reach the size of a man's forearm, and yields can reach 50,000 kg/ha (45,000 lb/acre) given two years maturation time.

It is considered to be an underutilized crop, and has received interest for its ability to grow in conditions that do not favor other root crops. The Andean region is considered one of the most important places for crop development and diversification.
   



This one is near the ranibow


As with many of the nightshades, all parts of Four O'Clocks are poisonous if ingested, causing nausea and vomiting, so this is not a plant to be cultivated near the swing set out back. There have also been reports of skin irritation after handling Four O'Clock tubers.


the juice of the root is used in the treatment of indigestion, diarrhea, fevers and to treat scabies and muscular swellings. More importantly, a decoction is used to treat abscesses. Leaf juice may be used to treat wounds and dropsy (accumulation of excess water).










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« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2018, 10:36:24 AM »


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Oleander

OLEANDER nerium plant



Nerium  Oleander is a shrub or small tree in the  family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as nerium or oleander,  for the flower Oleander is one of the most poisonous commonly grown garden plants.You see these plants all over Arillas




All Parts Are Toxic  Oleanders contain two extremely toxic cardiac glycosides, oleandroside and nerioside. These toxic components exist in all parts of the plant, from the leaves to the branches, seeds, flowers and even the flower nectar. Toxins are effective whether the plant is fresh or dry, and honey made from the flowers is also poisonous.   Toxic. Be careful if you ever need to burn oleander; its smoke is also toxic and can cause intoxication. When the plant is cut and burned, it releases poisons that can affect any living creature breathing the fumes.
 


Oleander is a plant. Its use as a poison is well known. ... Despite the danger, oleander seeds and leaves are used to make medicine. Oleander is used for heart conditions, asthma, epilepsy, cancer, painful menstrual periods, leprosy, malaria, ringworm, indigestion, and venereal disease; and to cause abortions.









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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2018, 12:20:06 AM »
The oleander info is quite shocking. Don’t think I’ll bother planting this beauty. X

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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2018, 08:21:50 AM »



Hi all

you are completely safe i use to prune loades of them with out gloves i am still around i think
just be aware the plants you handel you will all be ok



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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2018, 08:36:22 AM »


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What is a weed
A weed is a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation, "a plant in the wrong place". Examples commonly are plants unwanted in human-controlled settings, such as farm fields, gardens, lawns, and parks.
A few examples of broadleaf weeds are clover, dandelion, and purslane. Some examples of grassy type weeds are nutsedge, pampas grass, and bermuda grass. Weeds can be further divided into annuals, biennials, and perennials.  Common examples are dandelions, plantains, and chicory.

Taraxacum

A dandelion is a flower. Its scientific name is Taraxacum, a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Taraxacum are native to Eurasia, and have been widely introduced to North and South America as well as other continents and are an invasive species in some areas.



In general, dandelion is not toxic when taken in therapeutic amounts. ... However, we should consider that dandelion leaves, which can be eaten as a vegetable, are rich in oxalates so, taken in large quantity, can cause damage to the body. Poisoning have also been reported in children from eating dandelion stems.

If raw dandelion leaves don't appeal to you, they can also be steamed or added to a stir-fry or soup, which can make them taste less bitter. The flowers are sweet and crunchy, and can be eaten raw, or breaded and fried, or even used to make dandelion wine. Dandelion is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema, and bruises. Dandelion is also used to increase urine production and as a laxative to increase bowel movements. It is also used as skin toner, blood tonic, and digestive tonic. Here are  potential health benefits of dandelion, and what science has to say about them.
Highly Nutritious. ...
Contain Potent Antioxidants. ...
May Help Fight Inflammation. ...
May Aid Blood Sugar Control. ...
May Reduce Cholesterol. ...
May Lower Blood Pressure. ...
May Promote a Healthy Liver. ...
May Aid Weight Loss.



















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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2018, 01:23:02 PM »


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Convolvulus   Bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis ( bindweed) is a species of bindweed in the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae), native to Europe and Asia. It is a climbing or creeping herbaceous perennial plant growing to 0.5–2 m high
On Corfu you will see the blue flower as well as white
Native to the Mediterranean region, Convolvulus sabatius ( Ground Morning Glory) is a luscious, trailing, woody-based perennial noted for its endless production of widely funnel-shaped, lavender-blue flowers, 1-2 in.




The alkaloids are present in all parts of the plant. The seeds are especially toxic. Bindweed is an extremely persistent, invasive, perennial, noxious weed. ... Tropane alkaloids and toxicity of convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed) There is no specific treatment for bindweed poisoning..

Medicinal use of Field Bindweed: The root, and also a resin made from the root, is cholagogue, diuretic, laxative and strongly purgative. ... A tea made from the flowers is laxative and is also used in the treatment of fevers and wounds.



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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2018, 01:50:03 PM »

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Tropaeolum Nasturtium

Tropaeolum commonly known as nasturtium   The most common flower in cultivation is a hybrid of T. majus, T. minus and T. peltophorum, and is commonly known as the nasturtium (and occasionally anglicized as nasturtian). It is mostly grown from seed as a half-hardy annual and both single and double varieties are available. It comes in a range of forms and colours including cream, yellow, orange and red, solid in colour or striped and often with a dark blotch at the base of the petals. It is vigorous and easily grown and does well in sun. It thrives in poor soil and dry conditions, whereas in rich soil it tends to produce much leafy growth and few flowers. Some varieties adopt a bush form while others scramble over and through other plants and are useful for planting in awkward spots or for covering fences and trellises.
 

Although the rest of the plant is safe to eat, nasturtium seeds can be toxic.]

In Latin nasturtium literally means "nose twist." While most edible flowers have a subtle flavor, nasturtiums knock your socks off with their peppery taste. Plus, it's not just the flowers and buds that are packed with a zippy flavor; the young leaves are tender and edible as well. Can be used in sal Cut the garlic in half and rub over the surface of small bowl. Whisk in the mustard and vinegar. Drizzle the oil into the vinegar whisking constantly, until smooth. Place half the dressing in the base of a salad bowl and add the lettuce leaves, nasturtium and watercress.
Medical
 for urinary tract infections (UTIs), swollen airways, cough, and bronchitis. Nasturtium is sometimes applied directly to the skin in combination with other herbs for mild muscular pain.











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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2018, 08:53:59 AM »


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Lantana camara

Lantana camara, also known as big-sage (Malaysia), wild-sage, red-sage, white-sage (Caribbean), tickberry (South Africa), and West Indian lantana is a species of flowering plant within the verbena family, Verbenaceae, that is native to the American tropics.   it was brought back to Europe by Dutch explorers and cultivated widely, soon spreading into Asia and Oceania, where it established itself as a notorious weed
You can find this plant just past the Rainbow towards the bakery it comes in different colors very vibrant



Are Lantana poisonous to humans?
A tropical shrub with variously colored flowers, Lantana camara is also known as West Indian Lantana or just Lantana. It is toxic to cattle, which might end up downing a lot of it when grazing. Its effects on humans haven't been studied, but one 1964 report on 17 children suggested it could be harmful for us, too The edibility of Lantana berries is contested. Some experts claim Lantana berries are edible when ripe though like many fruit are mildly poisonous if eaten while still green.


Studies conducted in India have found that Lantana leaves can display antimicrobial, fungicidal and insecticidal properties. L. camara has also been used in traditional herbal medicines for treating a variety of ailments, including cancer, skin itches, leprosy, rabies, chicken pox, measles, asthma and ulcers.









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« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2018, 09:26:50 AM »


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Capsicum

Capsicum, the peppers, is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to the Americas, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Following the Columbian Exchange, it has become cultivated worldwide, and it has also become a key element in many cuisines.You can see these plants around Arillas back roads growing for the restaurants and for themself
Capsicum comes in different sizes colours and strength The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency (spiciness/heat) of chili peppers and other spicy foods, as recorded in Scoville Heat Units (SHU) based on the concentration of capsaicin  Capsicum, also known as red pepper or chili pepper, is an herb. The fruit of the capsicum plant is used to make medicine 




Painful exposures to capsaicin-containing peppers are among the most common plant-related exposures presented to poison centers. They cause burning or stinging pain to the skin and, if ingested in large amounts by adults or small amounts by children, can produce nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and burning diarrhea.

Capsicum is used for various problems with digestion including upset stomach, intestinal gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, and cramps. It is also used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels including poor circulation, excessive blood clotting, high cholesterol, and preventing heart disease. Is capsicum good for health?
Capsicum, be it the green, red or yellow, not only tastes great but is equally healthy and nutritious. It is known to be laden with a wide range of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, fiber. From heart to skin, the health benefits of capsicum will leave you with a mouth open in awe.







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Re: Walking around corfu
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2018, 08:47:30 AM »



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Papaver

Papaver common name Poppy is a genus of 70–100 species of frost-tolerant annuals, biennials, and perennials native to temperate and cold regions of Eurasia, Africa and North America. It is the type genus of the poppy family, Papaveraceae. Papaveraceae. This poppy is notable as an agricultural weed and after World War I as a symbol of dead soldiers. Before the advent of herbicides, P. rhoeas sometimes was abundant in agricultural fields  Papaver somniferum, commonly known as the opium poppy, or breadseed poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae. It is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived and is a valuable ornamental plant, grown in gardens
 
Habitat
It grows in fields, beside roads and grasslands

 

The leaves and latex have an acrid taste and are mildly poisonous to grazing animals. A sterile hybrid with Papaver dubium is known, P. x hungaricum, that is intermediate in all characters with P. rhoeas.

It is used as a medicinal plant. Papaver rhoeas is found in Iran and other countries of the world. It is used for treating diarrhea, cough, and sleep disorders and for analgesia-sedation purposes. It is also used for reducing opioid abstinence symptoms

Opium poppy 
Papaver somniferum, commonly known as the opium poppy, or breadseed poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae. It is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived and is a valuable ornamental plant, grown in gardens.