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Adonis aestivalis - L.

Common Name Pheasant's Eye, Summer pheasant's eye
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards 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].
Habitats Cornfields, usually on calcareous soils.
Range S. Europe, N. Africa.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Adonis aestivalis Pheasant


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Adonis aestivalis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Cardiotonic  Diuretic  Laxative  Lithontripic

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].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

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].

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Plant Propagation

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].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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