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Androcymbium palaestinum, Erythrostictis palaestina , Desert Bulb

Androcymbium palaestinum, Erythrostictis palaestina

Desert Bulb
Family: Colchicaceae   (Formerly:Colchicaceae / Liliaceae)
Origin: Mediterranean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersPoisonous or toxic

The white flowers often have reddish-purple stripes and can reach 2-5 cm in diameter. However, flower size and shape can vary depending on location.



Androcymbium palaestinum, Erythrostictis palaestina , Desert Bulb


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Argemone sp., Prickly Poppy
Argemone mexicana

Argemone sp.

Prickly Poppy
Family: Papaveraceae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Poisonous or toxicThorny or spiny

It is a prickly, glabrous, branching herb with yellow juice and showy yellow flowers. The plants is toxic to animals and cattle avoid grazing this plant.





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Arisarum vulgare, Friar's Cowl

Arisarum vulgare

Friar's Cowl
Family: Araceae
Origin: the Mediterranean
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorIrritatingPoisonous or toxic

This rather bizarre, perennial plant, which grows to a height of approximately 30 cm (11.8 in), propagates vegetatively by tubers. Its stem, underground, is broad and glabrous. Bloom color: Green, Purple, Brown/Bronze. It is considered toxic, in as much as the leaves and tuber are emetic, if swallowed. The plant contains calcium oxylate crystals. These cause an extremely unpleasant sensation similar to needles being stuck into the mouth and tongue if they are eaten.



Arisarum vulgare, Friar's Cowl
Arisarum vulgare, Friar's Cowl
Arisarum vulgare, Friar's Cowl


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Aristolochia watsonii, Watson's Dutchman's Pipe, Southwestern Pipevine, Indian Root

Aristolochia watsonii

Watson's Dutchman's Pipe, Southwestern Pipevine, Indian Root
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Mexico
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunModerate waterUnusual colorEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Poisonous or toxic

It is pollinated by Ceratopogonid flies; these are the small, blood-sucking flies that pester humans and other mammals in the humid summer. The flowers of Aristolochia watsonii resemble a mouse's ear-translucent funnels with fur and veins-and give off a musty odor. The fly apparently expects to find a blood meal, and instead is trapped inside the flower tube overnight. During the night the flower releases pollen. The following morning the flower releases the pollen-covered fly. If the fly visits another flower it effects pollination.





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Arum palaestinum, Arum sanctum, Calla sancta, Black Calla Lily

Arum palaestinum, Arum sanctum, Calla sancta

Black Calla Lily
Family: Araceae
Origin: Middle East
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual colorEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Poisonous or toxic

This species is not really black but is as close to black as flowers get, and for that reason attract gardeners who are not deterred by its musty smell. It is the inside of the spathe that is an extremely dark purple shade, the outside being greenish white. The plant is about 18 in tall. It prefers a mild-winter climate and flowers at the end of spring.

Seed is poisonous if ingested.



Arum palaestinum, Arum sanctum, Calla sancta, Black Calla Lily
Arum palaestinum, Arum sanctum, Calla sancta, Black Calla Lily
Arum palaestinum, Arum sanctum, Calla sancta, Black Calla Lily


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