Monday, 26 August 2013

Thapsia villosa

Thapsia villosa Villous deadly carrot

Cañaferla o Candileja
It is native to the west Mediterranean and northwest Africa and is highly poisonous. It grows from 1-2m tall and flowers from May to July. It's roots have been used in the past as a purgative and emetic. In Spain it was traditionally used in a product to treat Scabies.

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