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Named for Francisco Franco, 16thC physician in the University of Seville, Physician to the King of Portugal, from Valencia. Born in Xativa, wrote on the medicinal use of snow and on contagious diseases. Authored: 'Tractado de la nieve y del uso della' (1569); 'De Peste' (?date); 'Libro de las enfermades contagiosas y la preservacion de ellas' (1568)
Henry Oakeley, July 2017

Synonym of Francoa appendiculata var. sonchifolia
Plants of the World online, Kew Science link

Geographical distribution

  • Southern America, Southern South America, Chile Central

Francoa sonchifolia Cav.

Genus: Francoa
Species: sonchifolia Cav.
Common names: Wedding flower, Bridal wreath
Distribution summary: Chile
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: Shady rocks, dry, mountains
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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