Bupleurum falcatum   Sickle-leaved Hare's-ear

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Also known as Chinese Thorowax, Bupleurum falcatum is native in Asia and Europe although very occasionally it has been recorded in the UK. It is a large umbellifer unlike some of the other rather small species in this genus.

A decoction (usually boiling with water) of the roots is used as a herb with other ingredients to cure digestive and liver complaints in the far east.

Hills behind G├Ędre, French Pyrenees, 7th June 2009

Added on 19th November 2009, updated 5th March 2010

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