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Celandine, Greater
Celandine, Greater

  • Price: $7.00

Celandine likes damp rich soil . A perennial herb growing to 2 1/2 feet. The plant grows in damp ground, banks, hedgerows and by walls. It is native to most of Europe, including Britain, east to North Asia. It is not frost tender. Suitable for light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH - acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade; semi-shade or no shade. (Ref: PFAF - see link).

Comments Warnings : The whole plant is poisonous and is toxic even in moderate dosages so is not to be used other than externally. The stem juice is highly irritating and allergenic, it may cause paralysis. Large doses cause sleepiness, skin irritation, respiratory tract irritation, violent coughing and dyspnoea. It also stains the urine bright yellow and may cause ulcers. May cause burning sensation in the mouth, nausea and vomiting. Avoid contact with eyes. Concerns of liver toxicity so avoid in those with liver disease. Not recommended during pregnancy and for children under 12.