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Canadian Moonseed Menispermum canadense
2014-01-12 10:10:58

Menispermum canadense, commonly known as Canadian Moonseed, is a flowering plant species from the family Menispermaceae. All parts of this plant are known to be poisonous. M. canadense is a woody climbing vine that can grow as long as 20 feet. The leaves are about 2 to 8 inches in diameter with 3 to 7 shallow lobes. Its fruit is produced in clusters of black berries. Each berry measures .4...

White Baneberry Actaea pachypoda
2009-02-28 22:59:02

White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) also known as Doll's Eyes, is a species of flowering plant native to eastern North America. It grows in clay to coarse loamy upland soils. It is found in hardwood and mixed-forest stands. This is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows to 19.75 inches high. It has toothed, bipinnate compound leaves that are up to 15.75 inches long and 12 inches broad. It...

Northern Blue Monkshood Aconitum noveboracense
2009-02-28 22:55:08

Northern Blue Monkshood (Aconitum noveboracense) or Northern Wild Monkshood, is a species of flowering plant found in the United States only in Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York. It is commonly found on shaded to partly shaded cliffs, or on cool, streamside sites. These areas have suitable cool soil conditions. They are also found on algific talus slopes which have a cool outflow of air and...

Anthora Aconitum anthora
2009-02-28 22:50:38

Anthora (Aconitum anthora) also known as Yellow Monkshood or Healing Wolfsbane, is a flowering species of plant with a widespread range, but mainly found in European mountains such as the Alps and the Carpathians. It is also common in the northern parts of Asia. It is a threatened species in Czech Republic. The root of the Anthora, was reputed to be a good antidote, and counter-poison. The...

Anemone Anemone coronaria
2005-07-13 08:46:47

The Anemone is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) found in the north and south temperate zones. They are closely related to the Pasque flower (Pulsatilla) and Hepatica (Hepatica). Some botanists include both of these genera within Anemone. These plants are perennial herbs that have an underground rootstock, and radical, more or less...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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