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Viburnum farreri

from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

Viburnum farreri was originally called Viburnum fragans, but this was changed in Farrer's honour. It not only produces deliciously fragant flowers, but also the leaves turn a rich autumnal colour and occasionally it bears red fruits.

  • Posted: Thu. 14th May 2009 08:16

Equisetum ramosissimum

from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

Horsetail contains a huge amount of silica, which strengthens bones. It is known as the sportsmen's plant because it also increases tendon flexibility and vascular walls.

  • Posted: Wed. 13th May 2009 18:07

Foeniculum vulgare

from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

Fennel is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Mouse Moth and the Anise Swallowtail.

  • Posted: Wed. 13th May 2009 18:02


from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

All Aristolochia species have poisonous alkaloids or aristolochic acid. Another example is Aristolochia baetica.

  • Posted: Wed. 13th May 2009 17:57

Acanthus mollis

from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

The leaves of this plant are generally considered by historians to have been the design inspiration for the Corinthian column capitals of Roman architecture.
In Spain I have seen the subsp platyphyllos.

  • Posted: Wed. 13th May 2009 17:51