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Traditional Herbal Medicine Registration (THMR).


Class II poison (moderately hazardous) All parts including seeds, contain cyanogenic glycosides - higher doses can induce dizziness, mydriasis, unconsciousness, respiratory problems, ingestion of seeds has been fatal to children.
Wink, M. (2009). Mode of Action and toxicology of plant toxins and poisonous plants. Mitt. Julius Kuhn-Inst. 421:93-111. p.104

Aquilegia vulgaris L. Vervaeneana Group

Genus: Aquilegia
Species: vulgaris L.
Cultivar: Vervaeneana Group
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name:
Distribution summary: N.Africa, Europe
Habit: Short-lived Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Deciduous woods, scrub, hedgerows, calcareous woods
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (C)
Flowering months: May, June
Reason for growing: Medicinal, toxic

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