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Pre-dicots (Primitive flowering plants)
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Godstow Nunnery, Oxford
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This plant is thought to have been introduced for medicinal purposes a long time ago. The name suggests its historical use - to promote uterine contractions. Its continued presence at the ruined Godstow Nunnery is though to date back to its use there in mediaeval times.
13 July 2005
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
British Isles status: introduced after 1500 AD

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Photographer: J R Crellin

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13/07/2005 14:51:13
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Lens: 60mm f/2.8 D
Sensitivity: ISO 500
Light value: 11.0

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