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| NOT CURRENTLY RECOGNIZED AS BEING SAFE FOR USE!|
SEEDS ARE POISONOUS and of particular danger to CHILDREN!
An herbaceous perennial from Europe which has been naturalized in North America. STEMS are prominently branching and slightly hairy being from 1 to 2½ feet in height. Basal and lower LEAVES are hairy beneath, being smooth on top and compound, having 3 leaflets to a stalk and each leaflet further divided into 3, the ends having 3 lobes. FLOWERS are terminal, nodding at the ends of the stalks, with 5 petals which are red outside and yellow inside with 5 nectar tubes standing upright in the center like a crown. Can be found in rocky woods and open fields.Astrologically ruled by Venus §
PLANT CONTAINS: A. canadensis contains: Aquileginine, berberine, magnoflorine, alkaloids.
|PROPAGATION||By SEED (need light) or DIVISION.|
|NEEDS||Grown as an ornamental in part shade and average soil.|
|FLOWERS||May - June.|