Vincetoxicum hirundinaria   Swallow-wort

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The flowers of this poisonous plant are usually yellow but can be white. It will grow both in lowland areas and in the hills in open spaces and at the edges of woodland. It is used in herbal medicine as an emetic and for applying to boils or pimples. Vincetoxicum hirundinaria grows throughout the Mediterranean region as well as in the French Pyrenees.

En route to Cirque de Gavarnie 9th June 2009

Added on December 22nd 2005, updated 23rd February 2012, updated 5th June 2016

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