søndag 25. mai 2014

Aquilegia Spring Magic

Common Name: Clementine
Norwegian Name: Akeleie

Located on the northwest side, it gets alot of afternoon and evening sun

Hight: 10-30cm
Width: 10-50cm
Flowering: May through August
Hardiness Zone: H5
Colour: A soft pink and white flower, on subtle green foliage

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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