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Glycinoides - Clematis glycinoides

Glycinoides - Clematis glycinoides

Clematis glycinoides


What is Glycinoides?

Also known as Clematis glycinoides or headache vine, Glycinoides is native to Australia, specifically Victoria, NSW and Queensland. It's also found in New Caledonia. The climbing shrub belongs to the Ranunculaceae family.

Clematis Glycinoides Etymology

The plant is commonly known as headache vine due to its use as a remedy for headaches. Clematis Glycinoides leaves are crushed and inhaled for their aromatic scent to relieve headache.

Glycinoides Description

The vine has a woody stem and can grow up to 15 meters long. Glycinoides leaves grow up to 12cm long and 8 cm in width. The have cream-white flowers that bloom between July and December with the peak flowering season in September.

The plants can be propagated through cuttings, seeds or suckers. They're also cold-resistance.

Glycinoides Species

  • C. glycinoides submutica
  • C. glycinoides glycinoides

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Dracunculus Vulgaris (The Little Dragon) Plant

Dracunculus Vulgaris (The Little Dragon) Plant

                                     Dracunculus/the Little Dragon/Tarragon

What is Dracunculus Vulgaris?

Dracunculus is a plant that features a large spadix and spathe in purple; it often resembles a dragon, hence its name. It releases a bad smell of rotten meat to lure flies and other insect pollinators for pollination. It also has large palmate leaves that sometimes have cream flecks deposited on the leaf veins.

Also known as Dragon Arum, Dracunculus, Black Arum, Dragon Lily, Snake Lily, Voodoo Lily, Black Dragon, Dragonwort, Black Lily, Stink Lily and Ragons, the Little Dragon is an aroid plant species under the Dracunculus genus.

The Greece native range is known as Drakondia; a small dragon, the long spadix, is enclosed in the spathe. They are hardy perennials that bloom in the first few months of summer. The species from France is referred to as Tarragon.

Cultivation of the Little Dragon

The Little Dragon does well in hot climates and can tolerate some shade. Although it's drought resistant, it requires some watering. It's planted in well-drained, alkaline soils rich in humus.The herbaceous plants grow in hardiness zones 7 to 9 and can attain a maximum height of 36 inches.

They can take 30 to180 days to germinate. Dracunculus seeds are planted in the shaded parts of a garden in late winter or early spring. Due to the plant's bad scent and the fact that it attracts flies, it should be grown outdoors in a pot for its many benefits.

Dracunculus Uses/Benefits

The plant is used to make Tarragon or estragon essential oils. It has antibacterial properties that act against pneumonia and is rich in antioxidants to help fight free radicals. They are used in culinary to improve digestive problems and can treat rheumatoid disorders and arthritis. It can also be used on venomous snake bites.

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