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Pheasant’s Eye (Adonis aestivalis)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Pheasant's Eye
Adonis aestivalis

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is a cardiotonic, diuretic and stimulant[13, 46, 61]. Some caution is advised in the use of this remedy, see the notes above on toxicity.

    The flowers are considered to be diuretic, laxative and lithontripic[240].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    A toxic principle is present in very small quantities in the plant[13, 19, 65]. It is poorly absorbed so poisoning is unlikely[65]. The plant is poisonous to horses[240].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe in the autumn[1], though it can also be sown in situ in the spring[134].
Grows well in ordinary garden soil[1]. Prefers a moist well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. A greedy plant inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. Very closely related to A. annua[200].
S. Europe, N. Africa.

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