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Greater Celandine

By Joline
This pretty weed comes up in my garden from time to time.
When looking it up, I discovered that burning the leaves and roots keeps away witches and the police!!!!!

It is used a lot in herbal medicine, but I wouldn't recommend it, it can be very toxic.

Tags: Wildflowers Flowers and plants Chelidonium majus

Voters: gwynn56, mrswoolybill, pascalg and 32 more

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pascalg Plus
10 37 France
13 Jun 2012 11:50AM

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1689 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 11:50AM
Keeping away witches, I can understand. The police? Intriguing!
8 10 10 England
13 Jun 2012 12:10PM
I'm enjoying your spring flowers Joline.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 12:33PM
wonderful colour and tones joline brilliant detail love the presentation a real beauty nice one Wink
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
13 Jun 2012 12:41PM
A lovely presentation, Joline. Carol
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 1:04PM
Could do with some of that to keep the witches and police away Joline .Nice presenation and shot .
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
13 Jun 2012 1:14PM
Beautiful and fantastic capture,like the colours in it,
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 1:44PM
It is a dainty little flower, I did not know about the folklore though, very interestingSmile
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 1:48PM
Very nice Joline.

mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
13 Jun 2012 2:08PM
I am not bothered with witches Joline,
but interesting they keep the police away !!
Good shot.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
13 Jun 2012 2:42PM
Not too worried about the witches, but will grow some to discourage the police-

a very sociable native!
13 Jun 2012 2:51PM
Looks like your household is sorted then!!!
a lovely image as a bonus
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 149 England
13 Jun 2012 4:08PM
Let me know how the trial goes with the witches and police! Grin

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
13 Jun 2012 4:20PM
Must be useful in Salem Smile

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 8:16PM
This is a beautifully taken and presented image Joline. Fascinating about keeping the police away; I think neighbours (when we lived in East London) should have grown it.... say no more!!! Smile We never found out why they had several early morning visits from them....
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
13 Jun 2012 8:45PM
I can't imagine why the police would be interested in you but glad you found a viable defense. Smile
A lovely image here -- very nice comp. and I really like the framing treatment as well.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 10:33PM

Quote:Keeping away witches, I can understand. The police? Intriguing!

my thoughts too......
xwang 8 56 8
13 Jun 2012 11:07PM
Beautifully presented image, nicely taken..Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Jun 2012 11:25PM
oh I love this . A beuatifully framed bright weed and !!! Herbal medicine against witches and rozzers!
Does it work with bureaucrats? In that case I'll plant it round my workshop Smile
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 1:16AM
Lovely little flower and as always great framing.
Tried it one day but not as good as yours.
posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 4:23AM

Quote:Let me know how the trial goes with the witches and police! Grin


It will keep Dave from your door decide Smile
Beautifully presented....


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