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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Adonis aestivalis Pheasant


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Adonis aestivalis Pheasant
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Physical Characteristics
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Adonis aestivalis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
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].
Other Uses
None known
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].
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

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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