Cymbalaria muralis (36)
|*-Thanks to Cezar Valentin TOMESCU for ID-*|
Species: Cymbalaria muralis
Known Hazards: The plant might be slightly toxic.
Physical Characteristics: Perennial growing to 0.1m by 0.4m. It is in flower from May to September, and the seeds ripen from July to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile.
Habitat: The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It requires dry or moist soil.
Medicinal Uses: Antiscorbutic, Vulnerary. The herb is antiscorbutic and vulnerary. It is used externally as a poultice on fresh wounds to stop the bleeding. There are reports that it has been used with success in India for the treatment of diabetes.