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Euonymous europaeus


Also known as: Spindle tree; Prick timber; Prickwood; Spindleberry

Plant folklore: Name means “of good repute”.
Wood used to make toothpicks and skewers, hence prick wood. Also spindles.
Used as an emetic and purgative. Essence creates self-awareness and feelings of personal security.

Factual infl: Can grow to 8m, but more often as a bush.
Makes quality artist’s charcoal. Provides food for the spindle ermine moth.

Image by Janey

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They are amazing berries, aren't they! I prefer to admire them, rather than eat them, though! lol.

25 Nov, 2009


lovely plant. i am musing about whether to plant one.

25 Nov, 2009

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