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Tree No.1177info
Botanical NameDrimys winteriinfo
Common NameWinters Barkinfo
LocationKnowle drivewayinfo
AccessibilityAlways accessibleinfo
NotesA beautiful aromatic shrub from Chile found to fight scurvy among sailors when Francis Drake and John Wynter landed in Patagonia in 1577-8 and found that locals ate the highly aromatic leaves and bark of a shrub they called Chachaca to stave off a similar condition.
Later botanists gave the plant the scientific name Drimys which means astringent, and winteri to acknowledge Wynter's part in the story.
Now grown for its ornamental value, more about Drimys if you click here.
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