lørdag 31. mai 2014

Aquilegia Nivea

Common Name: Clementine
Norwegian Name: Akeleie

Located all over the garden, this is from my grandfathers time, and has seeded itself to spread over time

Hight: 50-100cm 
Width: 10-50cm
Flowering: May through August
Hardiness Zone: H7
Colour: All white with slightly pink marbelled trumpet

Aquila from lat. meaning Eagle for the Eagle-claw shap. 
Clementine from French meaning Dove, for the shape of 5 perched doves (seen in single aquilegias)

Boiled in water, water has been used as herbal medication for eye and eardrops. Also preventing epileptic seasures, and mixed with wine to mend broken bones. 
Medical use is not adviced, as the poisonous properties outweigh the helpfullness. 
Sickness from eating it: 
Palpitation, Gastroenteritis.

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