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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Bowiea volubilis
Indications: Administered to people only. Applied in a magical sense. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Bowiea volubilis is a hardy, deciduous, bulbous plant that climbs by means of its much-branched inflorescence, which sends out brilliant green tendrils in spring with pretty greenish-white flowers on the tips. The two linear leaves are inconspicuous. When draped over rocks, it is reminiscent of a fine-leaved asparagus. Plant in semi-shade or shade at the base of a tree in a compost-rich plant mix. It makes an interesting ornamental container plant. (Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
Wildflower Nursery – https://wildflowernursery.co.za/indigenous-plant-database/bowiea-volubilis/. Accessed on 2020/01/06