Adonis annua (syn. Adonis autumnalis L., Adonis phoenicea Bercht. & J.Presl.), also known[† 1] as Pheasant's-eye, Adonis' Flower, autumn adonis, Autumn Pheasant's-eye, Blooddrops, Red Chamomile, Red Morocco, Rose-a-ruby, Soldiers-in-green, is a medicinal and ornamental plant and is a plant of the Ranunculaceae family.
It is native to North Africa, Western Asia, the Mediterranean, and Europe. The name Bird's Eye is also associated with the bird's-eye primrose. Pheasant's eye is also an alternative name for poet's narcissus.
Adonis annua grows to a height of 10 in (25 cm). The flowers are often scarlet in color with darker spots at the base.
The leaves and roots are poisonous to humans and livestock.
- Adonis annua L. in The Plant List
- Temple Henry Croker, Thomas Williams, Samuel Clark, The complete dictionary of arts and sciences, 1764
- "Selby's Flycatcher" in John James Audubon, Ornithological Biography, 1831.
- Adonis annua L. in Tropicos
- "Pheasant’s-eye". plantlife. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
- Umberto Quattrocchi (May 3, 2012). CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants. CRC Press.
- Bailey, L. H. (1910). Manual of Gardening (Second Edition). Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
- Bailey, L. H., ed. (1890). The American Garden: An Illustrated Journal of Horticulture. New York:The Rural Publishing Co; available via Google Books.
- Adonis annua in Topwalks
- Germplasm Resources Information Network: Adonis annua
- USDA Plants Profile: Adonis annua
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