Daphne gnidium

Daphne gnidium

Daphne gnidium, known as the flax-leaved daphne, is an evergreen shrub belonging to the family Thymelaeceae. It is a poisonous plant, very common in the Mediterranean region. The erect stems bear very ramified, smooth and cylindrical branches. The glabrous dense leaves are blue-green; they are renewed once a year. The white hermaphrodite flowers are odorous and grouped into terminal panicles. The fruit is a glabrous berry.


Common NameFlax-leaved daphne
Botanical nameDaphne gnidium
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourwhite
Height60 cm -> 2 m
HabitatArid and sandy lands
Altitude800 m
Bloom TimeMarch, October,
Plant TypeShrub, Toxic, Medicinal
Fruit TypeBerry
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Used Partsbark
Plant UsesMedicine
Active substancesDaphnetoxin
USDA Zone7 (-17), 8 (-12)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureMoist
Soil Type Sandy, Silty
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
Self sows
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