Crown Anemone (Eng.; ZOH); Garden Anemone (Eng.; BIB); Lily (Eng.; BIB); Lily of the Field (Eng.; BIB); Poppy Anemone (Eng.; BIB); Sakkir (Arab.; Syria; HJP); Shaka'ik un Za'man (Arab.; Syria; HJP); Windflower (Eng.; BIB; HJP).
Leprosy (f; HJP); Malaria (f; HJP); Rhinosis (f; HJP); Sore (f; HJP); Tuberculosis (f; HJP); Tumor (f; JLH).
• Arabs used the flowers for treating tumors (JLH).
• Lebanese immigrants claim that the plant is good for malaria (HJP).
• Middle Easterners still use classically to cleanse the nose and sores, using the root for tuberculosis and the plant for leprosy (HJP).
As of July 2004, the FDA Poisonous Plant Database listed titles alluding to the toxicity of this species. Natural History (Windflower):
Although not producing nectar, the flowers, opening by day closing by night, attract insects that feed on the copious pollen. The flowers are mostly cross-pollinated and the copious seeds distributed by the wind.
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