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Post  Josh on 8/10/2011, 1:10 pm



I planted these in the SFG TT, and it has lots of eyes!
It is a eyeball plant or also called toothache plant, real name Spilanthes.
The flowers look like eyeballs.

My dad had a toothache and my mom gave him a leaf off the plant and had him chew it, it stopped the pain until he could get to the dentist.

I looked it up and this is what it said about how it stops the toothache pain:
The leaves and flower heads of this plant contain spilanthol, an active component that imparts analgesic property to these plant parts. Thus, simply chewing the leaf or flower provides a numbing effect and reduces toothache.
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Post  jkahn2eb on 8/10/2011, 1:25 pm

That's awesome looking
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Post  Furbalsmom on 8/10/2011, 2:16 pm

Shocked Neat looking plant.
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Post  Goosegirl on 8/10/2011, 9:55 pm

EYE want one!cyclops

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Post  boffer on 8/10/2011, 10:16 pm

I keep tellin' ya...take pictures of those things in the right perspective along with a tomato hornworm, and you'll have a heck of a start on a 'B' movie sci-fi flick!



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Post  Chopper on 8/10/2011, 10:27 pm

Good to know!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 8/10/2011, 11:27 pm

wow...thanks so much for sharing....i had read about this plant ...its great to know someone tried it and it did work!!......does it only bloom once?....or will it come back next year on its own?



rose.....who needs to remember this plant so she can plant it next year Very Happy
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Post  capatl on 8/10/2011, 11:50 pm

Cool plant! Just curious, do the 'eyes' also work as a natural defense from predators/pests?

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Post  Unmutual on 8/11/2011, 2:01 am

@boffer wrote:I keep tellin' ya...take pictures of those things in the right perspective along with a tomato hornworm, and you'll have a heck of a start on a 'B' movie sci-fi flick!

Sounds like a great Bruce Campbell movie.

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Post  Josh on 8/11/2011, 9:37 pm

It is a annual for my zone, it has a lot of flowers on it, I'll same some seed and anyone who would like to have some can just let me know. Very Happy
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Post  AprilakaCCIL on 8/11/2011, 9:58 pm

@Josh wrote:It is a annual for my zone, it has a lot of flowers on it, I'll same some seed and anyone who would like to have some can just let me know. Very Happy

Oh how cool looking!! Love the eye looking plant. Can I ask you to save me a few seeds. I can send you a envelope with postage on it.

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