07 maj 2010

Vita älvorna

... dansar fram i skogen som en vit slöja.

This is Vitsippa!
Anemone nemorosa is an early-spring flowering plant in the genus Anemone in the family Ranunculaceae. Common names include (European*) wood anemone, windflower, (European*) thimbleweed and smell fox, an allusion to the musky smell of the leaves. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, growing in early spring from 5 to 15 cm tall. Thanx Wikipidia!

I read this in a book,
The plant contains poisonous chemicals that are toxic to animals including humans, but it has also been used as a medicine. All parts of the plant contain protoanemonin, which can cause severe skin and gastrointestinal irritation, burning mouth sensation, burning throat sensation, mouth ulcers, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bitter taste in mouth, blood in vomit
BUT alla children here pick them and love it have NEVER heard of any trouble but on the other hand have never heard of anyone that did try to eat them!

The plants start blooming soon after the foliage emerges from the ground. The leaves are divided into three segments and the flowers, produced on short stems, are held above the foliage with one flower per stem. They grow from underground root-like stems called rhizomes and the foliage dies back down by mid summer (summer dormant). The rhizomes spread just below the soil surface, forming long spreading clumps that grow quickly, contributing to its rapid spread in woodland conditions, where they often carpet large areas.

Scenic Sunday

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Tänk att du klara sig fast Herr frost fortfarande sticker sin näsa i blöt. Mina utplanterade tagets och min trädtomat har fått möta hans kalla andedräkt och gått hädan.
Tur man kan glädjas åt allt annat, mina favoriter just nu är hundtandlijan och kungsängsliljorna.

Trädgårds Temat på Tisdag blir lila blommor, välkommen.

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