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Pretty Poison

Pulsatilla vulgaris, syn. Anemone pulsatilla, blooming at Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole New Hampshire. Pulsatillas, or Pasque Flowers are highly toxic. The anemonin compound in Pulsatilla is a powerful irritant, and overdoses cause violent gastroenteritis, vomiting, looseness of the bowels, convulsions and even coma. Even so, some Native Americans have used Anemone pulsatilla as a medicine for centuries.

 

Read more at: www.distanthillgardens.org/2012/05/08/life-on-distant-hil...

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Taken on April 29, 2012