mezereon, February daphne, Daphne mezereum(noun)
small European deciduous shrub with fragrant lilac-colored flowers followed by red berries on highly toxic twigs
Daphne mezereum, commonly known as mezereon, is a species of Daphne in the flowering plant family Thymelaeaceae, native to most of Europe and Western Asia, north to northern Scandinavia and Russia. In southern Europe it is confined to medium to higher elevations and in the subalpine vegetation zone, but descends to near sea level in northern Europe. It is generally confined to soils derived from limestone. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1.5 m tall. The leaves are soft, 3-8 cm long and 1-2 cm broad, arranged spirally on the stems. The flowers are produced in early spring on the bare stems before the leaves appear. They have a four-lobed pink or light purple perianth 10-15 mm diameter, and are strongly scented. The fruit is a bright red berry 7-12 mm diameter; it is very poisonous for people, though fruit-eating birds like thrushes are immune and eat them, dispersing the seeds in their droppings.
The numerical value of daphne mezereum in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of daphne mezereum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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