tirsdag 27. mai 2014

Aquilegia Swan

Common Name: Clementine
Norwegian Name: Akeleie

Located on the southside, morning sun and shade from the early afternoon

Hight: 45-55cm
Width: 30-40cm
Flowering: May through August
Hardiness Zone: H5
Colour: Dark blue with white trumpet, on shiny 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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