Spike Apple

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Spike Apple - Sebastian Romu © 2018

About

Common Names
Spike Apple
Classification
Herbaceous, Flower, Fruit
Description
Not a true apple. this rare plant grows to about one meter in height. It produces large yellow trumpet shaped flowers, and bears small round spiky fruit.The flesh of this fruit is a galactagogue and sialagogue. The leaves of the plant, which grow in five part compound structures are used to make an astringent wash.

Ecology

Rarity
Rare
Distribution
Temperate plains
Life Cycle
Annual, producing large yellow trumpet shaped flowers in early summer. The fruit develops by early autumn, and dispersal of seeds is generally by animal consumption.

Uses

Cultivation
none
Culinary
none
Medicinal
galactagogue (fruit), sialagogue (fruit)
Other

Culture

Stories

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