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Clematis Virginiana

Devil's Darning Needle


Presentation

  • (Wetland indicator code: FAC) New England Distribution and Conservation Status Distribution Connecticut present Maine present Massachusetts present New Hampshire present Rhode Island present Vermont present Conservation Status Exact status definitions[gobotany.newenglandwild.org]
  • My most recent research project was assisting University of Minnesota Extension faculty on a two year study to determine the types of native bees present in cultivated blueberry farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin.[houzz.com]
Fever
  • It is asserted that water distilled over this plant is very effectual in quartan fevers; applied to the skin, its leaves produce sores; taken internally, it cures "cold diseases."[henriettes-herb.com]
Hunting
  • Warning: native vs. non native treasure hunt story and dismay at nurseries in 3...2.... So, I bought a C. terniflora last fall from some mail order place.[deepmiddle.blogspot.com]
Fatigue
  • Ailments from fatigue, strenuous or saddening routine, exhaustion or emotional hardship. Aversion daily, school settings, unmotivated students. Away from reality; absent-mindedness. Disillusion, waking.[qjure.com]
Choking
  • I'd been reading horror stories about terniflora choking native woods and colonizing gardens and neighboring yards (even years after it'd been removed).[deepmiddle.blogspot.com]
Toothache
  • He also states that in the Isle of France the negroes use the Clematis mauritiana to blister the cheek, as a counter irritant when suffering from toothache.[henriettes-herb.com]
Pointed Teeth
  • teeth Leaf tip the tip of the leaf blade is acuminate (tapers to a long, thin point) Leaf type the leaves are compound (made up of two or more discrete leaflets Leaf types NA Leaf variation the leaves are nearly similar in size, prominence of teeth,[gobotany.newenglandwild.org]
Blister
  • Keep in mind that this plant can be toxic to humans, as well as causing blistering and irritation. Seed Saving: As the flowers fade, they will develop feathery seed heads similar to dandelion heads.[everwilde.com]
  • He also states that in the Isle of France the negroes use the Clematis mauritiana to blister the cheek, as a counter irritant when suffering from toothache.[henriettes-herb.com]
Eruptions
  • Prescribing it in accordance with the law of similia, I have found it curative in eczema, herpes zoster, and pustular eruptions on the scalp and face of children.[henriettes-herb.com]
Freckles
  • Lindley (1838) is authority for the statement that in Jamaica an infusion of the bruised leaves and flowers is used to remove freckles, and that a decoction of the root in sea water acts as a powerful purge, and is used in dropsical cases.[henriettes-herb.com]
Eczema
  • Prescribing it in accordance with the law of similia, I have found it curative in eczema, herpes zoster, and pustular eruptions on the scalp and face of children.[henriettes-herb.com]
Neglect
  • Our native species are occasionally used in domestic medicine, but physicians of all schools excepting the Homoeopathic now neglect it altogether.[henriettes-herb.com]
Erethism
  • I found it fully as active as its European congener, and equally as useful in nervous erethism, sleeplessness, neuralgic and rheumatic headache and toothache.[henriettes-herb.com]
Headache
  • Störck (1769) used Clematis recta in secondary syphilis, cancerous affections, old ulcers, and headache.[henriettes-herb.com]
Vertigo
  • Body Vertigo: fainting. Nervous: comatose.[qjure.com]

Treatment

  • Some species don't need any pre-treatment to germinate, but some species have dormancy mechanisms that must be broken before the seed will germinate. Some dormancy can be broken in a few minutes, but some species take months or even years.[prairiemoon.com]
  • Location, habitat, weather, and a variety of other conditions are factors that help determine the best treatment choice. To find the safest and most effective treatment for your situation, consult your state's land-grant institution.[articles.extension.org]
  • […] clematis ( Clematis flammula ) • Invasive vine • See fact sheet for more information Control Recommendations Foliar Spray: FS-1 • Glyphosate 3.75%, Triclopyr Amine 2.50% • Please see our Herbicide Use Suggestions and Mixing Guide for more information • Pre-treatment[wiki.bugwood.org]
  • Seed Treatment: A 60-180 day period of cold-moist stratification at 33-40 degrees aids in the germination of stored seeds. Commercially Avail: yes Maintenance: Can be an agressive self seeder. Mr.[wildflower.org]

Prevention

  • Before you get started, one of the most important things to know about the seeds of wild plants is that many have built-in dormancy mechanisms that prevent the seed from germinating.[prairiemoon.com]
  • I found him in the midst of harvest, from which the scorching heat of the sun does not prevent his attendance. ‎[books.google.ro]
  • According to legend the Scotch thistle helped Scotland fend off a Viking invasion by preventing a sneak attack. It caused the Vikings to scream in pain waking the Scots. Introduced to American gardens in late 1800’s.[heritageflowerfarm.com]

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