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Common Name: Globeflower
Trollius europaeus is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
The plant is mildly poisonous unless it is dried[
Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to Spain, the Caucasus, Arctic America.
Wet pastures, scrub and woods in mountain districts, especially near streams and avoiding acid soils[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Beetles, Self
An easily grown plant, so long as the soil does not dry out[
]. It requires a deep rich soil with plenty of moisture[
]. Prefers a moist heavy soil[
]. Does well in a bog garden[
]. Likes shade[
] but it succeeds in sun or partial shade[
Hardy to at least -20°c[
A polymorphic species[
], there are some named forms selected for their ornamental value[
Members of this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[
The whole plant, but especially the root, is purgative and rubefacient when used fresh[
]. The plant loses some or all of its medicinal properties if it is dried[
]. It is used in Russia in the treatment of certain obscure maladies and has also been successfully used to treat a scorbutic case that was considered to be incurable[
]. It merits further investigation[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Keep the soil moist. Stored seeds can take 18 months or more to germinate[
] and the seedlings are very slow growing at first[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Root division just after flowering or in spring. It is best done in September[