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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.

Arillas general information / Re: corfu
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Minus 2 , for me , 'cause I'm more of a recluse than you.
Does that get the RON-seal of approval. - Does what it says on the can.
Arillas general information / corfu
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Minus 1 sleep
Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
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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



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.

Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
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O is for olive grove. Afionas.

Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly 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.
Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly 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.



Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly 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
Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
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