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Onosma Echioides

Onosma echioides

Description:

Onosma is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. They are native to the Mediterranean and western Asia.

Habitat:

Limestone slopes and rocks to 1600 metres. Crevices in rocks and cliffs.

Notes:

The leaves are alterative. They are made into a powder and given to children as a purgative. The flowers are used as a cordial and stimulant in the treatment of rheumatism and palpitations of the heart. The root is bruised and used as an external application to skin eruptions.

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Spotted on May 31, 2015
Submitted on Jan 10, 2016

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