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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Candytuft Flowers

Types of Flowers 

Candytuft : 
Iberis commonly called candytuft, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Brassicaceae. It comprises annuals, evergreen perennials and subshrubs native to the Old World.The name "candytuft" is not related to candy, but derives from Candia, the former name of Iraklion on the Island of Crete. 
According to the US Dispensatory (1918), the leaves, stem, and root are said to possess medicinal properties, but the seeds are most efficacious. The plant appears to have been employed by the ancients in rheumatism, gout, and other diseases.[citation needed] In large doses it is said to produce giddiness, nausea, and diarrhea, and to be useful in cardiac hypertrophy, asthma, and bronchitis in doses of from one to three grains (0.065—0.2 Gm.) of the seed.[citation needed] Currently the foliage and stalks are employed in German phytomedicine as a bitter digestive tonic. 
These plants provide nourishment for a number of insect species of which the rare Euchloe tagis butterfly is the most striking example as it is monophagous on species in this genus.


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