Cowcockle

Vaccaria hispanica

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Cowcockle - You do feel scared for no reason The answer you planted into the fourteenth of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubts project. Latin name: Vaccaria Hispanica Artist family: Romantic
 Colour: Light Purple

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Description

Through the centuries, Europeans and Asians associated this flower to spirituality. For example, the seeds of this plant occupy quite an important status in Chinese medicine ; people believe that it can cure cancer as well as many other illnesses. Though according to some European studies, the Cowcockle's seeds, if used in wrong dosage, are extremely poisonous to human beings.