tirsdag 27. mai 2014

Aquilegia Woodside Blue

Common Name: Columbine
Norwegian Name: Akeleie

Located on the southside on the house, it enjoys sun and partial shade most of the morning and early afternoon

Hight: 45-60cm
Width: 10-50cm
Flowering: May through August
Hardiness Zone: H5
Colour: Dark blue, this has smaller petals and a larger 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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