(Anemone vitifolia)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Anemone vitifolia
Ranunculaceae

Woolly hairs from the achenes are used as a tinder[51, 272].

The root has insecticidal properties[218].

  • Medicinal Use

    The fresh root is antirheumatic and vermifuge[218]. The juice from the roots is taken internally in the treatment of dysentery[272]. It is also applied to aching teeth to relieve the pain and to the forehead to relieve headaches[218, 272]. A paste made from the roots is used externally to treat scabies[272].

    The leaves are powdered and rubbed into the scalp to treat head lice[272].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    The whole plant is slightly poisonous, the toxic principle is destroyed by heat or by drying[65]. The plant is toxic to maggots[147].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the summer[1]. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and keep the soil moist. Sow stored seed as soon as possible in late winter or early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 – 6 months at 20¡c[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on for at least their first year in a lightly shaded place in a greenhouse. When large enough, plant them out into their permanent positions in the spring. Division in March just before active growth commences. Root cuttings[200].
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil but prefers a rich sandy loam[1]. Requires a moist fertile soil in dappled shade[200]. Hardy to at least -20¡c[187]. A very ornamental plant[1], it grows well in a woodland garden[200]. Plants can be far spreading by means of underground stolons[187]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].
E. Asia – Himalayas in Nepal.

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