american globe-flower



The Globe-flower (Trollius europaeus) is a plant of the family Ranunculaceae.

It has a tall, 60 cm flower with a bright yellow, globe-shaped head. It grows in damp ground in shady areas, woodland and scrub, flowering between June and August. The plant is native of Europe and Western Asia. It's slightly poisonous and is purgative and rubefacient when used fresh.

This species is pollinated mostly by seed-eating flies belonging to the genus Chiastocheta (Anthomyiidae).


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